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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5165

X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII
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Volume Number: 5165
Date Published: 3 February 2004
Softcover: 54 papers (592) pages
ISBN: 9780819450388

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Instrumentation package for ESA's (XEUS) X-ray Early Universe Spectroscopy mission
Author(s): David H. Lumb
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XEUS wide-field imager: first experimental results with the x-ray active pixel sensor DEPFET
Author(s): Lothar Strueder; Guenther Hasinger; Peter Holl; Peter Lechner; Gerhard Lutz; M. Porro; Rainer H. Richter; Heike Soltau; Johannes Treis
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Fast timing on XEUS
Author(s): Lothar Strueder; Didier Barret; Carlo Fiorini; Eckhard Kendziorra; Peter Lechner
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Frame store PN-CCD detector for space applications
Author(s): Norbert Meidinger; Ladislav Andricek; Stefan Bonerz; Jakob Englhauser; Robert Hartmann; Guenther Hasinger; Sven Herrmann; Peter Holl; Rainer H. Richter; Heike Soltau; Lothar Strueder
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Characterization of pixelated cadmium-zinc-telluride detectors for astrophysical application
Author(s): Jessica A. Gaskin; Dharma P. Sharma; Brian D. Ramsey; Shannon Mitchell; Paul Seller
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Cathode depth sensing in CZT detectors
Author(s): JaeSub Hong; Eric C. Bellm; Jonathan E. Grindlay; Tomohiko Narita
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Measurements of spectral and position resolution on a 16x16 pixel CZT imaging hard x-ray detector
Author(s): Stefano Del Sordo; Gaetano Agnetta; B. Biondo; Ezio Caroli; Filippo Celi; Ariano Donati; Salvatore Giarrusso; A. Mangano; R. Montanti; Francesco Russo; Filomena Schiavone; John Buchan Stephen; M. Strazzeri; Giulio Ventura; Giovanni Pareschi; L. Abbene; Francesco Fauci; Giuseppe Raso; V. Radicci; S. Tangaro; Piernicola Oliva; Simone Stumbo
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Performance of the one-dimensional multichannel array of the CdTe hard x-ray detectors
Author(s): Takanori Sakamoto; Nobuyuki Kawai; Tatehiro Mihara; Mikio Morii; Hiroshi Kato
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Timing accuracy and capabilities of XMM-Newton
Author(s): Marcus G. F. Kirsch; Werner Becker; Sara Benlloch-Garcia; Fred A. Jansen; Eckhard Kendziorra; Markus Kuster; Uwe Lammers; Andy M. T. Pollock; Francesco Possanzini; Edmund Serpell; Antonio Talavera
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Status of the calibration of the EPIC-pn camera onboard XMM-Newton
Author(s): Ulrich G. Briel; Konrad Dennerl; Michael J. Freyberg; Frank Haberl; V. E. Zavlin
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The spectral response of the EPIC-pn camera onboard XMM-Newton
Author(s): Frank Haberl; Michael J. Freyberg; Ulrich G. Briel; Konrad Dennerl; V. E. Zavlin
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EPIC pn-CCD detector aboard XMM-Newton: status of the background calibration
Author(s): Michael J. Freyberg; Ulrich G. Briel; Konrad Dennerl; Frank Haberl; Gisela D. Hartner; Elmar Pfeffermann; Eckhard Kendziorra; Marcus G. F. Kirsch; David H. Lumb
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Effect of soft flares on XMM-Newton EPIC-pn timing mode data
Author(s): Vadim Burwitz; Frank Haberl; Michael J. Freyberg; Konrad Dennerl; Eckhard Kendziorra; Marcus G. F. Kirsch
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Preliminary laboratory performance of the NCT prototype flight electronics
Author(s): Wayne Coburn; Steven E. Boggs; Julia M. Kregenow; Jason D. Bowen; Mark S. Amman; Morgan T. Burkes; William W. Craig; Pierre Jean; Robert P. Lin; Paul N. Luke; Norman W. Madden; David M. Smith; Peter von Ballmoos; Klaus Ziock
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JEM-X: the x-ray monitor on INTEGRAL
Author(s): Carl Budtz-Jorgensen; N. Lund; Niels J. Westergaard; S. Brandt; Allan Hornstrup; Ib Lundgaard Rasmussen; S. Laursen; S. M. Pedersen; Rene Engel Kristansen; P. B. Mogensen; K. Harpo Andersen; I. Rasmussen; Josef Polny; P. A. Jensen; C. A. Oxborrow; J. Chenevez; K. Omoe; Veikko J. Kamarainen; Tor Andersson; Osmi R. Vilhu; J. Huovelin; Enrico Costa; Marco Feroci; Alda Rubini; E. Morelli; A. Morbidini; Filippo Frontera; Carlo Pelliciari; G. Loffredo; Guido Zavattini; Vittore Carassiti; M. Morawski; G. Juchnikowski; Victor Reglero; J. Peris; V. Collado; Juana Maria Rodrigo; F. Perez; Jose-Luis Requena; S. Larsson; R. Svensson; A. Zdziarski; A. J. Castro-Tirado; Herbert W. Schnopper
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Gas scintillation proportional counters for high-energy x-ray astronomy
Author(s): Mikhail V. Gubarev; Brian D. Ramsey; Jeffrey Apple
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Ground performance of the High-Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) attitude control system
Author(s): Kurt S. Gunderson; C. M. Hubert Chen; Finn Erland Christensen; William W. Craig; Todd A. Decker; Charles James Hailey; Fiona A. Harrison; Ryan McLean; Ronald E. Wurtz; Klaus Ziock
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Swift GRB mission
Author(s): John A. Nousek
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Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on the Swift MIDEX mission
Author(s): Scott D. Barthelmy
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SWIFT/BAT calibration and the estimated BAT hard x-ray survey sensitivity
Author(s): Ann M. Parsons; Jack Tueller; Hans Krimm; Scott D. Barthelmy; James Cummings; Craig Markwardt; Derek Hullinger; Neil Gehrels; Ed Fenimore; David Palmer; Goro Sato; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Tadayuki Takahashi; Shin Watanabe; Yuu Okada; Hiromitsu Takahashi; Masaya Suzuki; Makoto Tashiro
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The Swift X-Ray Telescope
Author(s): David N. Burrows; Joanne E. Hill; John A. Nousek; Alan A. Wells; Guido Chincarini; Anthony F. Abbey; Andrew P. Beardmore; J. Bosworth; Heinrich W. Brauninger; Wolfgang Burkert; Sergio Campana; Milvia Capalbi; W. Chang; Oberto Citterio; Michael J. Freyberg; Paolo Giommi; Gisela D. Hartner; Ronnie Killough; B. Kittle; R. Klar; C. Mangels; M. McMeekin; B. J. Miles; Alberto Moretti; Koji Mori; Dave C. Morris; Kallol Mukerjee; Julian P. Osborne; Alexander D. T. Short; Gianpiero Tagliaferri; Francesca Tamburelli; D. J. Watson; Richard Willingale; Michael E. Zugger
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Readout modes and automated operation of the Swift X-ray Telescope
Author(s): Joanne E. Hill; David N. Burrows; John A. Nousek; Anthony F. Abbey; Richard M. Ambrosi; Heinrich W. Brauninger; Wolfgang Burkert; Sergio Campana; Chaitanya Cheruvu; Giancarlo Cusumano; Michael J. Freyberg; Gisela D. Hartner; R. Klar; C. Mangels; Alberto Moretti; Koji Mori; Dave C. Morris; Alexander D. T. Short; Gianpiero Tagliaferri; D. J. Watson; P. Wood; Alan A. Wells
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SWIFT XRT point spread function measured at the Panter end-to-end tests
Author(s): Alberto Moretti; Sergio Campana; Gianpiero Tagliaferri; Anthony F. Abbey; Richard M. Ambrosi; Lorella Angelini; Andrew P. Beardmore; Heinrich W. Brauninger; Wolfgang Burkert; David N. Burrows; Milvia Capalbi; Guido Chincarini; Oberto Citterio; Giancarlo Cusumano; Michael J. Freyberg; Paolo Giommi; Gisela D. Hartner; Joanne E. Hill; Koji Mori; Dave C. Morris; Kallol Mukerjee; John A. Nousek; Julian P. Osborne; Alexander D. T. Short; Francesca Tamburelli; D. J. Watson; Alan A. Wells
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Swift XRT effective area measured at the Panter end-to-end tests
Author(s): Gianpiero Tagliaferri; Alberto Moretti; Sergio Campana; Anthony F. Abbey; Richard M. Ambrosi; Lorella Angelini; Andrew P. Beardmore; Heinrich W. Brauninger; Wolfgang Burkert; David N. Burrows; Milvia Capalbi; Guido Chincarini; Oberto Citterio; Giancarlo Cusumano; Michael J. Freyberg; Paolo Giommi; Gisela D. Hartner; Joanne E. Hill; Koji Mori; Dave C. Morris; Kallol Mukerjee; John A. Nousek; Julian P. Osborne; Alexander D. T. Short; F. Tamburelli; D. J. Watson; Alan A. Wells
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A spectroscopic performance of the Swift X-ray Telescope for gamma-ray burst afterglow studies
Author(s): Kallol Mukerjee; Julian P. Osborne; Alan A. Wells; Anthony F. Abbey; Andrew P. Beardmore; Alexander D.T. Short; Richard M. Ambrosi; Alberto Moretti
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The Swift Ultra-Violet/Optical Telescope
Author(s): Peter W. A. Roming; Sally D. Hunsberger; Keith O. Mason; John A. Nousek; Patrick S. Broos; Mary J. Carter; Barry K. Hancock; Howard E. Huckle; Tom E. Kennedy; Ronnie Killough; T. Scott Koch; Michael K. McLelland; Michael S. Pryzby; Phil J. Smith; Juan Carlos Soto; Joseph Stock; Patricia T. Boyd; Martin D. Still
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Performance of the UV/Optical Telescope (UVOT) on SWIFT
Author(s): Keith O. Mason; Alice Breeveld; Sally D. Hunsberger; Cynthia James; Tom E. Kennedy; Peter W. A. Roming; Joseph Stock
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UVOT bright source safing system
Author(s): Barry K. Hancock; Hajime Kawakami
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UVOT autonomous operations
Author(s): Howard E. Huckle; Philip J. Smith
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Optical stimulus for the calibration of the Ultraviolet and Optical Telescope (UVOT) for Swift
Author(s): Manuel A. Quijada; Joseph Stock; Ray Boucarut; Timo T. Saha; Tim Madison; Tim Zukowski
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A concept for a high-energy gamma-ray polarimeter
Author(s): Peter Forbes Bloser; Stanley D. Hunter; Gerardo O. Depaola; Francesco Longo
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Dedicated polarimeter design for hard x-ray and soft gamma-ray astronomy
Author(s): Mark L. McConnell; James Ledoux; John Macri; James Ryan
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High-sensitivity x-ray polarimetry with amorphous-silicon active-matrix pixel proportional counters
Author(s): J. Kevin Black; Phil Deines-Jones; Keith Jahoda; Steve E. Ready; Robert A. Street
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Observational response of MAXI onboard ISS
Author(s): Naoki Isobe; Masaru Matsuoka; Shiro Ueno; Hiroshi Tomida; Kazuyoshi Kawasaki; Haruyoshi Katayama; Tatehiro Mihara; Mitsuhiro Kohama; Ikuya Sakurai; Motoki Nakajima; Nobuyuki Kawai; Jun Kataoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Daiki Takahashi; Masami Uzawa; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Isao Tanaka
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Flight CCD selection for the x-ray CCD camera of the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image and mission onboard the International Space Station
Author(s): Emi Miyata; Daisuke Kamiyama; Hirohiko Kouno; Norbert Nemesh; Hiroshi Tomida; Haruyoshi Katayama; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Masaru Matsuoka
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Ground-support electronics for testing the preflight performance of the MAXI-GSC
Author(s): Jun Kataoka; Yuuri Serino; Nobuyuki Kawai; Tomomichi Arakuni; Atsumasa Yoshida; Masami Uzawa; Mitsuhiro Kohama; Ikuya Sakurai; Tatehiro Mihara; Hitoshi Negoro; Naoki Isobe; Haruyoshi Katayama; Kazuyoshi Kawasaki; Naoyuki Kuramata; Masaru Matsuoka; Hiroshi Tomida; Shiro Ueno; Takao Yokota; Emi Miyata; Masaharu Nomachi; Hiroshi Tsunemi
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Four years of operation of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf
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The role of modeling in the calibration of the Chandra's optics
Author(s): Diab H. Jerius; Lester Cohen; Richard J. Edgar; Mark Freeman; Terrance J. Gaetz; John P. Hughes; Dan Nguyen; William A. Podgorski; Michael Tibbetts; Leon P. Van Speybroeck; Ping Zhao
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Calibrating the wings of the Chandra PSF
Author(s): Terrance J. Gaetz; Richard J. Edgar; Diab H. Jerius; Ping Zhao; Randall K. Smith
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Parameterization of the Chandra point spread function
Author(s): Christopher Allen; Diab H. Jerius; Terrance J. Gaetz
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Calibration of Chandra's near on-axis optical performance
Author(s): Diab H. Jerius; Terrance J. Gaetz; Margarita Karovska
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Positional accuracy as a measure of Chandra's optical distortions
Author(s): Eli Beckerman; Tom Aldcroft; Terrance J. Gaetz; Diab H. Jerius; Dan Nguyen; Michael Tibbetts
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In-flight calibration of the Chandra high-energy transmission grating spectrometer
Author(s): Herman L. Marshall; Daniel Dewey; Kazunori Ishibashi
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Iridium optical constants for the Chandra X-ray Observatory from reflectance measurements of 0.05-12 keV
Author(s): Dale E. Graessle; Regina Soufli; Andy L. Aquila; Eric M. Gullikson; Richard L. Blake; Anthony J. Burek
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Chandra X-ray Observatory mirror effective area
Author(s): Ping Zhao; Diab H. Jerius; Richard J. Edgar; Terrance J. Gaetz; Leon P. Van Speybroeck; Beth Biller; Eli Beckerman; Herman L. Marshall
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Composition of the Chandra ACIS contaminant
Author(s): Herman L. Marshall; Allyn Tennant; Catherine E. Grant; Adam P Hitchcock; Stephen L. O'Dell; Paul P. Plucinsky
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Chandra LETG higher-order diffraction efficiencies
Author(s): Bradford J. Wargelin; Peter W. Ratzlaff; Deron O. Pease; Vinay L. Kashyap; Jeremy J. Drake
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Characterizing nonlinearities in the Chandra LETGS + HRC-S dispersion relation
Author(s): Sun Mi Chung; Jeremy J. Drake; Vinay L. Kashyap; Peter W. Ratzlaff; Bradford J. Wargelin
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Improving the science observing efficiency of the Chandra X-ray Observatory via the Chandra radiation model
Author(s): Shanil N. Virani; Joseph M. DePasquale; Daniel A. Schwartz; Robert A. Cameron; Paul P. Plucinsky; Stephen L. O'Dell; Joseph I. Minow; William C. Blackwell
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Anode readout for pixellated CZT detectors
Author(s): Tomohiko Narita; Jonathan E. Grindlay; Jaesub Hong; Francis C. Niestemski
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Test results of preliminary CdZnTe pixel detectors for possible application to HXT on the Constellation-X mission
Author(s): Tumay O. Tumer; Mark H. Finger; Eli E. Gordon; Brian D. Ramsey; David R. Rhiger; Dharma P. Sharma
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A study of the seasonal variations of the Chandra X-ray Observatory radiation model
Author(s): Joseph M. DePasquale; Shanil N. Virani; Daniel A. Schwartz; Robert A. Cameron; Paul P. Plucinsky; Stephen L. O'Dell; Joseph I. Minow; William C. Blackwell
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The XEUS hard x-ray camera
Author(s): Carl Budtz-Jorgensen; Tadayuki Takahashi; Luigi Piro; Irfan Kuvvetli; Andrew D. Holland; David H. Lumb; Piet A. J. de Korte
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Phonon-mediated superconducting transition-edge sensor x-ray detectors for use in astronomy
Author(s): Steven W. Leman; Paul L. Brink; Blas Cabrera; Joseph P. Castle; Dennis S. Martinez-Galarce; Robert A. Stern; Astrid Tomada; Betty A. Young
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