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Performance characteristics of the scientific model of the medium energy concentrator spectrometer on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX
Author(s): A. Bonura; Salvatore Giarrusso; L. Lombardo; Giuseppe Manzo; Stefano Re; Giovanni La Rosa; Filippo Celi; R. Di Raffaele; Giancarlo Conti; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Wolfgang Burkert
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Paper Abstract

The scientific model of the SAX Medium Energy Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter has been tested at the PANTER X-ray facility in Munich. For part of the test the detector has been coupled to a representative reduced model of the SAX concentrators model. The results from the tests on both the detector and the detector/mirror assembly are within the expected performances. We have measured an energy resolution of about 8% (FWHM) and an angular resolution (on axis) of 1.3 arcminutes (HPR) at 6.4 keV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1743, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy III, (8 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130711
Show Author Affiliations
A. Bonura, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Salvatore Giarrusso, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
L. Lombardo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Manzo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Stefano Re, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Giovanni La Rosa, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Filippo Celi, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
R. Di Raffaele, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Giancarlo Conti, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie/CNR (Italy)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1743:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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