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Event pre processor for the CdZnTe-strip detector on MIRAX
Author(s): Slawomir Suchy; Thomas Schanz; Eckhard Kendziorra; Giuseppe Distratis; William A. Heindl; Jorn Wilms; Joao Braga; Valdivino Santiago; Ruediger Staubert; Richard E. Rothschild
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Paper Abstract

We present the Event Pre Processor (EPP) for the Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride-strip detector of the Hard X-ray Imager (HXI) onboard of the MIRAX satellite. The purpose of the EPP is to provide an onboard data reduction and event filtering by applying a non linear energy gain correction for each detector strip. This data reduction is necessary because of the limited telemetry capacity of the MIRAX satellite. We decided to use hardwired data processing electronics based on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chip designed in VHDL. This solution allows us to combine high computation power with low power consumption. We discuss the functionality and status of the EPP design developed in T&diaeru;bingen.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5501, High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551276
Show Author Affiliations
Slawomir Suchy, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Thomas Schanz, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Eckhard Kendziorra, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Giuseppe Distratis, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
William A. Heindl, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Jorn Wilms, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Joao Braga, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)
Valdivino Santiago, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)
Ruediger Staubert, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Richard E. Rothschild, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5501:
High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy
Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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