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PDS experiment on board the BeppoSAX satellite: design and in-flight performance results
Author(s): Filippo Frontera; Enrico Costa; Daniele Dal Fiume; Marco Feroci; Luciano Nicastro; M. Orlandini; Eliana Palazzi; Guido Zavattini
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Paper Abstract

The phoswich detection system (PDS) is one of the four narrow field experiments on board the x-ray astronomy satellite BeppoSAX. PDS is devoted to deep temporal and spectral studies of celestial x-ray sources in the 15 - 300 keV energy band. It also includes a gamma-ray burst monitor. In this paper we compare the expected and observed in-flight performances. Our estimate of systematic errors in the background subtraction and in the spectral reconstruction are also presented and discussed.

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Date Published: 15 October 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3114, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, (15 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283770
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Filippo Frontera, Istituto TESRE and Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Daniele Dal Fiume, Istituto TESRE (Italy)
Marco Feroci, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Luciano Nicastro, Istituto TESRE (Italy)
M. Orlandini, Istituto TESRE (Italy)
Eliana Palazzi, Istituto TESRE (Italy)
Guido Zavattini, Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3114:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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