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Simulation of the Simbol-X telescope: imaging performance of a deformable x-ray telescope
Author(s): Maxime Chauvin; Jean-Pierre Roques
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a simulation tool for a Wolter I telescope subject to deformations. The aim is to understand and predict the behavior of Simbol-X and other future missions (NuSTAR, Astro-H, IXO, ...). Our code, based on Monte-Carlo ray-tracing, computes the full photon trajectories up to the detector plane, along with the deformations. The degradation of the imaging system is corrected using metrology. This tool allows to perform many analyzes in order to optimize the configuration of any of these telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2009
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7437, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV, 74371K (31 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825876
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Maxime Chauvin, UPS, CESR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
UMR 5187, CNRS (France)
Jean-Pierre Roques, UPS, CESR, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
UMR 5187, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7437:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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