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Calibration of the X-ray CCD camera (XIS) for the ASTRO-E in the soft-x-ray band
Author(s): Haruyoshi Katayama; Makoto Shouho; Takayoshi Kohmura; Kazunori Katayama; Motoari Ohta; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Shunji Kitamoto; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Emi Miyata; Kumi Yoshita; Katsuji Koyama; George R. Ricker; Mark W. Bautz; Richard F. Foster; Steven E. Kissel; John P. Doty
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Paper Abstract

The ASTRO-E X-ray Imaging Spectrometers (XISs) consists of four sets of X-ray CCD camera for the ASTRO-E mission. The XISs have been calibrated at Osaka University, Kyoto University, ISAS and MIT. The calibration experiment at Osaka focuses on the soft x-ray response of the XIS. The calibration of the XIS flight model has been performed since August 1998. We measured the signal-pulse height, the energy resolution and the quantum efficiency of the XIS as a function of energy, all of which are essential to construct the response function of the XIS. The detailed shape of the pulse-height-distribution are also investigated. We also constructed a numerical simulator of the XIS, which tracks the physical process in the CCD so as to reproduce the measured data. With a help of this simulator, we propose a model of the pulse-height-distribution of the XIS for single energy incident x-rays. The model consists of four components; two Gaussians, a constant, plus a triangle-shape component.

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: 10.1117/12.366554
Show Author Affiliations
Haruyoshi Katayama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Shouho, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takayoshi Kohmura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kazunori Katayama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Motoari Ohta, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. and CREST/JST (Japan)
Shunji Kitamoto, Osaka Univ. and CREST/JST (Japan)
Kiyoshi Hayashida, Osaka Univ. and CREST/JST (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ. and CREST/JST (Japan)
Kumi Yoshita, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Katsuji Koyama, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
George R. Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark W. Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Richard F. Foster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Steven E. Kissel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John P. Doty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


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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