This Python program simulates solar-like oscillators representative of PLATO targets. It includes planetary transits, stochastically-excited oscillations, granulation and activity background components, as well as instrumental systematic errors and random noises representative for PLATO.

For more details see PSLS in a nutshell.

If you use this simulator in your research, please cite Samadi et al (2019, A&A, 624, A117).

New version 1.2 (25/05/20): new tables for systematic errors, random noise can vary with mask shapes and mask updates, amplitude of the drift can be controlled by the parameter Systematic/DriftLevel, mask updates are flagged. For more details see the release notes.

New version 1.1 (03/02/20): Some Python3 compatibility issues corrected. New option “-m” to generate merged light-curves, new option “-M” to perform Monte-Carlo simulations.

Previous versions: see the change history  HERE.

 Caution: this simulator is not an official product of the Plato Mission Consortium (PMC), it  is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License  in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.

Power spectrum of a light-curve simulated for a red-giant star

Simulated light-curve with the presence of a planetary transit

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