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Scientific calibration of the PICsIT engineering model detector of the IBIS telescope
Author(s): Guido Di Cocco; Giuseppe Malaguti; O. Pinazza; Filomena Schiavone; John Buchan Stephen; Gianclaudio Ferro; Claudio Labanti; Aldo Spizzichino; Massimo Trifoglio; Ezio Caroli
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Paper Abstract

IBIS is the imaging telescope onboard the ESA satellite INTEGRAL, which will be launched in September, 2001. IBIS will produce images of the gamma-ray sky in the region between 15 keV and 10 MeV by means of a position sensitive detection lane coupled with a coded aperture mask. The detection plane of IBIS comprises two position sensitive layers: ISGRI and PICsIT. PICsIT is a 64 X 64 unit array of approximately equals 0.75 cm2 crystals operative in the energy range between 150 keV and 10 MeV. The engineering model (EM) of PICsIT has now been calibrated and delivered to ESA. In this work we present the preliminary results obtained from the PICsIT EM scientific calibrations. These test were the first occasion for measuring the general behavior of the detector in terms of the key scientific performances. The gain, linearity, energy resolution, lower energy threshold and background counting rate for each detection unit and the variation of these parameters as a function of pixel position and were measured. Preliminary results regarding event multiplicity distribution, and energy resolution degradation for multiple events are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366536
Show Author Affiliations
Guido Di Cocco, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Malaguti, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
O. Pinazza, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
Filomena Schiavone, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
John Buchan Stephen, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
Gianclaudio Ferro, INN-FIS-DIAF/ENEA (Italy)
Claudio Labanti, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
Aldo Spizzichino, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (Italy)
Ezio Caroli, Istituto di Studio e Tecnologie sulle Radiazioni Extraterrestri/CNR (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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