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Fast event recognition for x-ray silicon imagers
Author(s): David N. Burrows; Eli Hughes; Tyler Anderson; Abraham D. Falcone; Karl Reichard; Mark Bautz; Ralph Kraft
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Paper Abstract

Future X-ray astronomy observatories will employ high-speed silicon-based active pixel sensors to obtain wide fields of view with good radiation hardness and low levels of detector saturation (pileup). Detector readout rates envisioned for missions such as Athena and X-ray Surveyor are far too high for existing software-based event recognition techniques to be able to extract the X-ray events from the data stream. We report on the development of high-speed event recognition electronics tailored to the requirements of these new detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99050L (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231005
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David N. Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Eli Hughes, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Tyler Anderson, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Abraham D. Falcone, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Karl Reichard, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Mark Bautz, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
Ralph Kraft, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9905:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Tadayuki Takahashi; Marshall Bautz, Editor(s)

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