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The Large Area Detector onboard the eXTP mission
Author(s): Marco Feroci; Mahdi Ahangarianabhari; Giovanni Ambrosi; Filippo Ambrosino; Andrea Argan; Marco Barbera; Joerg Bayer; Pierluigi Bellutti; Bruna Bertucci; Giuseppe Bertuccio; Giacomo Borghi; Enrico Bozzo; Franck Cadeaux; Riccardo Campana; Francesco Ceraudo; Tianxiang Chen; Daniela Cirrincione; Alessandra De Rosa; Ettore Del Monte; Sergio Di Cosimo; Sebastian Diebold; Yuri Evangelista; Qingmei Fan; Yannick Favre; Francesco Ficorella; Fabio Fuschino; Olivier Gevin; Marco Grassi; Bin Hong; Hanqi Mao; Vladimir Karas; Tom Kennedy; Claudio Labanti; Olivier Limousin; Ugo Lo Cicero; Fangjun Lu; Tao Luo; Piero Malcovati; Adrian Martindale; Aline Meuris; Malgrozata Michalska; Alfredo Morbidini; Fabio Muleri; Piotr Orleański; Stephane Paltani; Teng Pan; Emanuele Perinati; Antonino Picciotto; Martin Pohl; Irina Rashvskaia; Andrea Santangelo; Stéphane Schanne; Kornad Skup; Jiri Svoboda; Chris Tenzer; Andrea Vacchi; Dave Walton; Berend Winter; Xin Wu; Yupeng Xu; Gianluigi Zampa; Nicola Zampa; Silvia Zane; Andrzej Zdziarski; Long Zhang; Shu Zhang; Shuangnan Zhang; Wenda Zhang; Xiaoli Zhang; Yupeng Zhou; Nicola Zorzi
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Paper Abstract

The eXTP (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry) mission is a major project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and China National Space Administration (CNSA) currently performing an extended phase A study and proposed for a launch by 2025 in a low-earth orbit. The eXTP scientific payload envisages a suite of instruments (Spectroscopy Focusing Array, Polarimetry Focusing Array, Large Area Detector and Wide Field Monitor) offering unprecedented simultaneous wide-band X-ray spectral, timing and polarimetry sensitivity. A large European consortium is contributing to the eXTP study and it is expected to provide key hardware elements, including a Large Area Detector (LAD). The LAD instrument for eXTP is based on the design originally proposed for the LOFT mission within the ESA context. The eXTP/LAD envisages a deployed 3.4 m2 effective area in the 2-30 keV energy range, achieved through the technology of the large-area Silicon Drift Detectors - offering a spectral resolution of up to 200 eV FWHM at 6 keV - and of capillary plate collimators - limiting the field of view to about 1 degree. In this paper we provide an overview of the LAD instrument design, including new elements with respect to the earlier LOFT configuration.

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Date Published: 23 July 2018
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106991C (23 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312466
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Marco Feroci, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Mahdi Ahangarianabhari, Politenico di Milan (Italy)
Giovanni Ambrosi, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Filippo Ambrosino, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Andrea Argan, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Marco Barbera, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
Joerg Bayer, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Pierluigi Bellutti, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Bruna Bertucci, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Giuseppe Bertuccio, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Giacomo Borghi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Enrico Bozzo, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Franck Cadeaux, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Riccardo Campana, l’Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Francesco Ceraudo, CEA-Paris-Saclay (France)
Tianxiang Chen, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
Daniela Cirrincione, Univ. of Udine (Italy)
Alessandra De Rosa, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Ettore Del Monte, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Sergio Di Cosimo, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Sebastian Diebold, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Yuri Evangelista, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Qingmei Fan, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, CAST (China)
Yannick Favre, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Francesco Ficorella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Fabio Fuschino, l’Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Olivier Gevin, CEA-Paris-Saclay (France)
Marco Grassi, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Bin Hong, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, CAST (China)
Hanqi Mao, North Night Vision Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Vladimir Karas, Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Tom Kennedy, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Claudio Labanti, l’Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
Olivier Limousin, CEA-Paris-Saclay (France)
Ugo Lo Cicero, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo Giuseppe S. Vaiana (Italy)
Fangjun Lu, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
Tao Luo, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
Piero Malcovati, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Adrian Martindale, Univ. of Liecester (United Kingdom)
Aline Meuris, CEA-Paris-Saclay (France)
Malgrozata Michalska, Space Research Ctr. Polish Academy of Sciences (Italy)
Alfredo Morbidini, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Fabio Muleri, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali - IAPS (Italy)
Piotr Orleański, Space Research Ctr., Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Stephane Paltani, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Teng Pan, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, CAST (China)
Emanuele Perinati, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Antonino Picciotto, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Martin Pohl, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Irina Rashvskaia, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Andrea Santangelo, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Stéphane Schanne, CEA-Paris-Saclay (Germany)
Kornad Skup, Space Research Ctr. Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Jiri Svoboda, Astronomical Institute of the ASCR (Czech Republic)
Chris Tenzer, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Andrea Vacchi, Univ. of Undine (Italy)
Dave Walton, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Berend Winter, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Xin Wu, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Yupeng Xu, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
Gianluigi Zampa, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Nicola Zampa, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Silvia Zane, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Andrzej Zdziarski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
Long Zhang, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, CAST (China)
Shu Zhang, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
Shuangnan Zhang, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
Wenda Zhang, Astronomical Institute of the ASCR (Czech Republic)
Xiaoli Zhang, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, CAST (China)
Yupeng Zhou, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, CAST (Chile)
Nicola Zorzi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10699:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Shouleh Nikzad; Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Editor(s)

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