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Hardware simulator of Caliste-SO detectors for STIX instrument
Author(s): P. Podgórski; D. Ścisłowski; M. Kowaliński; T. Mrozek; M. Stęślicki; J. Barylak; A. Barylak; J. Sylwester; S. Krucker; G. J. Hurford; N. G. Arnold; P. Orleański; A. Meuris; O. Limousin; O. Gevin; O. Grimm; L. Etesi; N. Hochmuth; M. Battaglia; A. Csillaghy; I. W. Kienreich; A. Veronig; S. Bloomfield; M. Byrne; A. M. Massone; M. Piana; S. Giordano; K. R. Skup; R. Graczyk; M. Michalska; W. Nowosielski; A. Cichocki; M. Mosdorf
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Paper Abstract

The Spectrometer Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is one of 10 instruments on-board Solar Orbiter mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) scheduled to be launched in 2017. STIX is aimed to provide imaging spectroscopy of solar thermal and non-thermal hard X-ray emissions from 4 keV to 150 keV using a Fourier-imaging technique. The instrument employs a set of tungsten grids in front of 32 pixelized CdTe detectors. These detectors are source of data collected and analyzed in real time by Instrument Data Processing Unit (IDPU). In order to support development and implementation of on-board algorithms a dedicated detector hardware simulator is designed and manufactured as a part of Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for STIX instrument. Complementary to the hardware simulator is data analysis software which is used to generate input data and to analyze output data. The simulator will allow sending strictly defined data from all detectors’ pixels at the input of the IDPU for further analysis of instrument response. Particular emphasis is given here to the simulator hardware design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 89031V (25 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035285
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P. Podgórski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
D. Ścisłowski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Kowaliński, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
T. Mrozek, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Univ. of Wrocław (Poland)
M. Stęślicki, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Barylak, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. Barylak, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Sylwester, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
S. Krucker, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
G. J. Hurford, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
N. G. Arnold, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
P. Orleański, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
A. Meuris, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
O. Limousin, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
O. Gevin, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (France)
O. Grimm, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
L. Etesi, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
N. Hochmuth, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
M. Battaglia, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
A. Csillaghy, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
I. W. Kienreich, Univ. of Graz (Austria)
A. Veronig, Univ. of Graz (Austria)
S. Bloomfield, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
M. Byrne, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
A. M. Massone, Univ. of Genova (Italy)
M. Piana, Univ. of Genova (Italy)
S. Giordano, Univ. of Genova (Italy)
K. R. Skup, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
R. Graczyk, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Michalska, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
W. Nowosielski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. Cichocki, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Mosdorf, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8903:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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