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Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems

Source-based calibration of space instruments using calculable synchrotron radiation
Author(s): Roman Klein; Rolf Fliegauf; Simone Kroth; Wolfgang Paustian; Thomas Reichel; Mathias Richter; Reiner Thornagel
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Paper Abstract

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has more than 20 years of experience in the calibration of space-based instruments using synchrotron radiation to cover the ultraviolet (UV), vacuum UV (VUV), and x-ray spectral range. Over the past decades, PTB has performed calibrations for numerous space missions within scientific collaborations and has become an important partner for activities in this field. New instrumentation at the electron storage ring, metrology light source, creates additional calibration possibilities within this framework. A new facility for the calibration of radiation transfer source standards with a considerably extended spectral range has been put into operation. The commissioning of a large vacuum vessel that can accommodate entire space instruments opens up new prospects. Finally, an existing VUV transfer calibration source was upgraded to increase the spectral range coverage to a band from 15 to 350 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 2016
PDF: 4 pages
J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(4) 044002 doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.044002
Published in: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Volume 2, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Roman Klein, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Rolf Fliegauf, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Simone Kroth, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Wolfgang Paustian, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Thomas Reichel, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Mathias Richter, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Reiner Thornagel, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)


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