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US Contributions to the Athena Wide Field Imager
Author(s): David N. Burrows; Steve Allen; Marshall Bautz; Esra Bulbul; Tanmoy Chattopadhyay; Julia Erdley; Abraham D. Falcone; Catherine E. Grant; Sven Herrmann; Ann E. Hornschemeier; Doug Kelly; Jamie Kennea; Ralph P. Kraft; Beverly LaMarr; Adam Mantz; Eric D. Miller; R. Glenn Morris; Paul Nulsen; Pragati Pradhan; Neven Vulic; Dan Wilkins; Michael E. Zugger
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Paper Abstract

The world's premier X-ray astronomical observatories, Chandra and XMM-Newton, have been operating for about 20 years. The next flagship X-ray observatory launched will be ESA's Athena mission. We discuss planned US contributions to the Athena Wide Field Imager instrument, which encompass transient source detection, background characterization and reduction, and detector electronics design and testing, in addition to scientific contributions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 11118, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI, 111180Z (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2528532
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David N. Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Steve Allen, Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Marshall Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Esra Bulbul, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Tanmoy Chattopadhyay, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Julia Erdley, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Abraham D. Falcone, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Catherine E. Grant, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
Sven Herrmann, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Ann E. Hornschemeier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Doug Kelly, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jamie Kennea, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ralph P. Kraft, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Beverly LaMarr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Adam Mantz, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Eric D. Miller, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
R. Glenn Morris, Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Paul Nulsen, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Pragati Pradhan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Neven Vulic, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Dan Wilkins, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michael E. Zugger, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11118:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI
Oswald H. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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