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Design and performance of the ASTRO-E/XRS signal processing system
Author(s): Kevin R. Boyce; Michael Damian Audley; Robert G. Baker; Jeffrey J. Dumonthier; Ryuichi Fujimoto; Keith C. Gendreau; Yoshitaka Ishisaki; Richard L. Kelley; Caroline Kilbourn Stahle; Andrew E. Szymkowiak; George E. Winkert
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Paper Abstract

We describe the signal processing system of the Astro-E XRS instrument. The Calorimeter Analog Processor provides bias and power for the detectors and amplifies the detector signals by a factor of 20,000. The calorimeter digital processor performs the digital processing of the calorimeter signals, detecting x-ray and risetime determination. We also discuss performance, including the three event grades, anticoincidence detection, counting rate dependence, and noise rejection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366557
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Kevin R. Boyce, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael Damian Audley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. and Univ. of Maryland/College Park (Japan)
Robert G. Baker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey J. Dumonthier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ryuichi Fujimoto, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Keith C. Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. and Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Richard L. Kelley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Caroline Kilbourn Stahle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Andrew E. Szymkowiak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
George E. Winkert, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (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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