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TESSIM: a simulator for the Athena-X-IFU
Author(s): J. Wilms; S. J. Smith; P. Peille; M. T. Ceballos; B. Cobo; T. Dauser; T. Brand; R. H. den Hartog; S. R. Bandler; J. de Plaa; J.-W. A. den Herder
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Paper Abstract

We present the design of tessim, a simulator for the physics of transition edge sensors developed in the framework of the Athena end to end simulation effort. Designed to represent the general behavior of transition edge sensors and to provide input for engineering and science studies for Athena, tessim implements a numerical solution of the linearized equations describing these devices. The simulation includes a model for the relevant noise sources and several implementations of possible trigger algorithms. Input and output of the software are standard FITS- files which can be visualized and processed using standard X-ray astronomical tool packages. Tessim is freely available as part of the SIXTE package (http://www.sternwarte.uni-erlangen.de/research/sixte/).

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990564 (19 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234435
Show Author Affiliations
J. Wilms, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
S. J. Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
P. Peille, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (France)
M. T. Ceballos, Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Spain)
B. Cobo, Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Spain)
T. Dauser, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
T. Brand, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
R. H. den Hartog, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
S. R. Bandler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. de Plaa, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
J.-W. A. den Herder, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)


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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