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Test and performance of the engineering model of PICsIT: the high-energy detector plane on board the INTEGRAL satellite
Author(s): Claudio Labanti; Elio Rossi; Fulvio Gianotti; Filomena Schiavone; Alessandro Traci; Alessandro Mauri; P. Bastia; E. Cavazzuti
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Paper Abstract

IBIS is a space-telescope designed to produce sky images in the 15 keV to 10 MeV energy range with an angular resolution of several arcminutes over a wide field of view. This is obtained by deconvolving the shadow gram projected by a coded mask onto two pixelated detector layers sensitive to the incident radiation interaction position. The upper layer, ISGRI, consists of 16384 CdTe elements operating in the low energy range, while the underlying layer, PICsIT, is made up of 8 identical modules housing altogether 4096 CsI(TI) scintillating crystals coupled to PIN photodiodes operating in the 0.15 to 10 MeV energy range. The expected performances of IBIS were described in a dedicated session of the SPIE Symposium in August 1996, while performances of the PICsIT single detection units have been presented at SPIE in July 1998.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366534
Show Author Affiliations
Claudio Labanti, Istituto TeSRE/CNR (Italy)
Elio Rossi, Istituto TeSRE/CNR (Italy)
Fulvio Gianotti, Istituto TeSRE/CNR (Italy)
Filomena Schiavone, Istituto TeSRE/CNR (Italy)
Alessandro Traci, Istituto TeSRE/CNR (Italy)
Alessandro Mauri, ENEA (Italy)
P. Bastia, LABEN SpA (Italy)
E. Cavazzuti, LABEN SpA (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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