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NICER instrument detector subsystem: description and performance
Author(s): Gregory Prigozhin; Keith Gendreau; John P. Doty; Richard Foster; Ronald Remillard; Andrew Malonis; Beverly LaMarr; Michael Vezie; Mark Egan; Jesus Villasenor; Zaven Arzoumanian; Wayne Baumgartner; Frank Scholze; Christian Laubis; Michael Krumrey; Alan Huber
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Paper Abstract

An instrument called Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) will be placed on-board the Inter- national Space Station in 2017. It is designed to detect soft X-ray emission from compact sources and to provide both spectral and high resolution timing information about the incoming ux. The focal plane is populated with 56 customized Silicon Drift Detectors. The paper describes the detector system architecture, the electronics and presents the results of the laboratory testing of both ight and engineering units, as well as some of the calibration results obtained with synchrotron radiation in the laboratory of PTB at BESSY II.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99051I (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231718
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Gregory Prigozhin, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Keith Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John P. Doty, Noqsi Aerospace (United States)
Richard Foster, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Ronald Remillard, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Andrew Malonis, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Beverly LaMarr, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Michael Vezie, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Mark Egan, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Jesus Villasenor, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics (United States)
Zaven Arzoumanian, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
CRESST, Univ. Space Research Association (United States)
Wayne Baumgartner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Frank Scholze, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Christian Laubis, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Alan Huber, Amptek (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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