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Frame store PN-CCD detector for the ROSITA mission
Author(s): Norbert Meidinger; Stefan Bonerz; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Rouven Eckhardt; Jakob Englhauser; Robert Hartmann; Gunther Hasinger; Peter Holl; Norbert Krause; Gerhard Lutz; Elmar Pfeffermann; Rainer H. Richter; Heike Soltau; Lothar Strueder; Joachim E. Truemper
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Paper Abstract

The pn-CCD was developed as focal plane detector for the XMM-Newton mission and operates successfully for more than 30 months in orbit without performance degradation. In order to match the new requirements of the future ROSITA mission which will perform a broad band X-ray all-sky survey, we propose an advanced type of pn-CCD. The concept and the new features of this frame store pn-CCD as part of the imaging X-ray spectrometer of ROSITA are described. First measurements with prototype devices show the improvement of detector performance in comparison to the pn-CCD on XMM-Newton. We suggest as optical filter for the observations of the X-ray sky, a thin aluminum layer deposited on the photon entrance window of the device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461156
Show Author Affiliations
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Stefan Bonerz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (United States)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rouven Eckhardt, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Jakob Englhauser, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Gunther Hasinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Holl, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gerhard Lutz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Pysik (Germany)
Elmar Pfeffermann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Rainer H. Richter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Heike Soltau, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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