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Instrument data processing unit for spectrometer/telescope for imaging x-rays (STIX)
Author(s): Konrad R. Skup; A. Cichocki; R. Graczyk; M. Michalska; M. Mosdorf; W. Nowosielski; P. Orleański; A. Przepiórka; K. Seweryn; M. Stolarski; M. Winkler; J. Sylwester; M. Kowalinski; T. Mrozek; P. Podgorski; A. O. Benz; S. Krucker; G. J. Hurford; N. G. Arnold; H. Önel; A. Meuris; O. Limousin; O. Grimm
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Paper Abstract

The Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is one of 10 instruments on board Solar Orbiter, an M-class mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) scheduled to be launch in 2017. STIX applies a Fourier-imaging technique using a set of tungsten grids in front of 32 pixelized CdTe detectors to provide imaging spectroscopy of solar thermal and non-thermal hard X-ray emissions from 4 to 150 keV. These detectors are source of data collected and analyzed in real-time by Instrument Data Processing Unit (IDPU). Besides the data processing the IDPU controls and manages other STIX’s subsystems: ASICs and ADCs associated with detectors, Aspect System, Attenuator, PSU and HK. The instrument reviewed in this paper is based on the design that passed the Instrument Preliminary Design Review (IPDR) in early 2012 and Software Preliminary Design Review (SW PDR) in middle of 2012. Particular emphasis is given to the IDPU and low level software called Basic SW (BSW).

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8454, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012, 84540K (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2000714
Show Author Affiliations
Konrad R. Skup, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. Cichocki, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
R. Graczyk, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Michalska, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Mosdorf, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
W. Nowosielski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
P. Orleański, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
A. Przepiórka, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Seweryn, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Stolarski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Winkler, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Sylwester, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Kowalinski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
T. Mrozek, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Univ. of Wrocław (Poland)
P. Podgorski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. O. Benz, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
S. Krucker, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
G. J. Hurford, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
N. G. Arnold, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
H. Önel, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
A. Meuris, CEA Saclay (France)
O. Limousin, CEA Saclay (France)
O. Grimm, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8454:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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