Data compression evaluation tool for standard CCSDS compression algorithms used in ESA missions, i.e. CSSDS 121.0-B-1, 122.0-B-1 and 123.0-B-1.
WhiteDwarf is an application that supports the evaluation of compression algorithms by the prospective users of those algorithms. It allows users to compress and decompress their own data files, and optimize algorithm choice and compression parameters by testing with representative user-selected datasets. It also allows users to perform pre-processing functions on their files. Using this tool, users can test how different combinations of algorithm and compression parameter perform when compressing samples of their own data. These combinations may be stored, exported and imported. The generation of test reports is also supported.