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The on-ground calibrations of SuperAGILE: I. X-ray pencil beam
Author(s): Y. Evangelista; E. Costa; E. Del Monte; G. Di Persio; I. Donnarumma; M. Feroci; M. Frutti; A. Generosi; I. Lapshov; F. Lazzarotto; M. Mastropietro; E. Morelli; L. Pacciani; G. Porrovecchio; M. Rapisarda; V. Rossi-Albertini; A. Rubini; G. Sabatino; P. Soffitta
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Paper Abstract

The Flight Model of the SuperAGILE experiment was calibrated on-ground using an X-ray generator and individual radioactive sources at IASF Rome on August 2005. Here we describe the set-up, the measurements and the preliminary results of the calibration session carried out with the X-ray generator. The calibration with omnidirectional radioactive sources are reported elsewhere. The beam was collimated using a two slits system in order to reach a rectangular spot at the detector approximately 1800 μm × 100 μm in size. The long dimension was aligned with the detector strip, so that the short dimension could fall within one single detector strip (121 μm wide). The detector was then slowly moved continuously such that the beam effectively scanned along the coding direction. This measurement was done both at detection plane level (i.e., without collimator and mask) to characterize the detector response, and at experiment level (i.e., with collimator, mask and digital electronics), to study the imaging response. Aim of this calibration is the measurement of the imaging response at 0, 10 and 20 degrees off-axis, with a parallel beam, although spatially limited to a ~2 mm long section of the coded mask.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 626635 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671711
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Evangelista, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
E. Costa, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
E. Del Monte, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
G. Di Persio, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
I. Donnarumma, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Feroci, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Frutti, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
A. Generosi, ISM CNR (Italy)
I. Lapshov, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
F. Lazzarotto, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Mastropietro, ISC CNR (Italy)
E. Morelli, INAF IASF Bologna (Italy)
L. Pacciani, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
G. Porrovecchio, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Rapisarda, ENEA C.R. Frascati (Italy)
V. Rossi-Albertini, ISM CNR (Italy)
A. Rubini, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
G. Sabatino, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)
P. Soffitta, INAF IASF Roma (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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