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Simulating and reproducing instrument background for x-ray CCD spectrometers in space

Hall, David; Holland, Andrew and Turner, Martin (2008). Simulating and reproducing instrument background for x-ray CCD spectrometers in space. In: Proceedings of SPIE: High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, 23-27 June 2008, Marseille.

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Abstract

In anticipation of the European Space Agency (ESA) X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy (XEUS) mission, designed as a follow-on to the ESA X-ray Multi Mirror (XMM-Newton) mission, the instrument background for the XMM-Newton mission, the Japanese Space Agency Suzaku mission and the NASA Swift mission has been studied. The instrument background has been modelled using the Geant4 toolkit to establish the constituent components for the differing orbits and detector designs across the energy range from 1 keV to 12 keV. The results, consistent with the spectra obtained in-orbit, are then discussed. With knowledge of the dominant components of the instrument background, methods targeted at reduction in future missions are considered, with experimental results designed to determine their effects.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, one print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
ISSN: 0277-786X
Extra Information: SPIE volume 7021
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 11629
Depositing User: Karen Guyler
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2008 06:13
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2013 00:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11629
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