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High-energy instrument PDS aboard the SAX satellite: on-ground calibration results and experiment performance
Author(s): Filippo Frontera; R. C. Butler; Enrico Costa; Daniele Dal Fiume; Marco Feroci; Luciano Nicastro; M. Orlandini; Guido Zavattini
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Paper Abstract

The phoswich detection system (PDS) is one of the four narrow field experiments on board the SAX satellite. The PDS will be dedicated to deep temporal and spectral studies of celestial x- ray sources in the 15 - 300 keV energy band. It also includes a gamma-ray burst monitor. The PDS detector is composed of 4 actively shielded NaI(Tl)/CsI(Na) phoswich scintillators with a total geometric area of 795 cm2 and a field of view of 1.3 degrees (FWHM). In this paper we report results of the experiment on-ground calibrations before its integration in the spacecraft and the expected experiment in-flight performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2517, X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (16 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224914
Show Author Affiliations
Filippo Frontera, Istituto TESRE/CNR and Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)
R. C. Butler, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Daniele Dal Fiume, Istituto TESRE/CNR (Italy)
Marco Feroci, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale/CNR (Italy)
Luciano Nicastro, Istituto TESRE/CNR (Italy)
M. Orlandini, Istituto TESRE/CNR (Italy)
Guido Zavattini, Univ. di Ferrara (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2517:
X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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