Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Calibration and preliminary results on the performance of the XMM EPIC PN flight camera: imaging modes
Author(s): Ulrich G. Briel; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Konrad Dennerl; C. Greiveldinger; Frank Haberl; Gisela D. Hartner; Norbert Meidinger; Norbert Krause; Martin Popp; Elmar Pfeffermann; Claus Reppin; Th. Stadelbauer; Lothar Strueder; Joachim E. Truemper; Edgar Bihler; Willy Grubmiller; Eckhard Kendziorra; Marcus Kirsch; Markus Kuster; Bernhard Pflueger; Peter Holl; Josef Kemmer; Heike Soltau; Christoph von Zanthier
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The x-ray multi mirror (XMM) mission, the second cornerstone of the European Space Agency's Horizon 2000 program, will be launched in August 1999 and will perform high throughput imaging and spectroscopy in the energy range form 0.1 to 15 keV. One of the focal plane instruments is the EPIC pn CCD camera with a sensitive area of 60 mm by 60 mm, integrated on a single silicon wafer. The camera is divided into 4 redundant quadrants of three 10 mm by 30 mm CCDs with 64 by 200 pixels each. The thin entrance window in combination with a depletion depth out modes give the flexibility to observe targets of different source strength up to several Grab with some reduction in spectral and spatial performance. We will report on the calibration of the flight unit of the EPIC pm camera, performed at the long beam test facility Panter in Muenchen and at the Synchrotron Radiation Facility beam lines at the Istitute d'Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay. In this paper we describe the preliminary results of the calibration of the imaging modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3445, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, (10 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330294
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Konrad Dennerl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
C. Greiveldinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Australia)
Martin Popp, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Elmar Pfeffermann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Claus Reppin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Th. Stadelbauer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Edgar Bihler, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Willy Grubmiller, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Eckhard Kendziorra, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Marcus Kirsch, Univ. Tuebingen (Spain)
Markus Kuster, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Bernhard Pflueger, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Christoph von Zanthier, KETEK GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3445:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top