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Optimization of spectral performances of the XMM-EPIC MOS camera systems: event selection and energy reconstruction schemes tested on calibration data
Author(s): Claude Pigot; Jean Luc Sauvageot; Philippe Ferrando; Elena Belsole
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Paper Abstract

Ground calibrations have been completed in 1998 on the MOS-CCD focal planes of the European Photon Imaging Cameras (EPIC) of the X-ray Multi-Mirror (XMM) mission. The cameras have been calibrated as a whole, including the digital treatment performed in the EPIC MOS Controller (EMCR), where events are selected according to a library of preset patterns and some of their parameters saved for ground off line reconstruction. This paper presents results of the calibration data analysis about the X-ray event selection as a function of the EMCR configuration parameters and the X-ray event energy reconstruction on the pattern basis. Spectral performances of the cameras as well as the background rejection are presented as a function of the reconstruction scheme adopted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409148
Show Author Affiliations
Claude Pigot, CEA Saclay (France)
Jean Luc Sauvageot, CEA Saclay (France)
Philippe Ferrando, CEA Saclay (France)
Elena Belsole, CEA Saclay (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4140:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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