8 October 1992 Performance characteristics of the scientific model of the medium energy concentrator spectrometer on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX
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The scientific model of the SAX Medium Energy Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter has been tested at the PANTER X-ray facility in Munich. For part of the test the detector has been coupled to a representative reduced model of the SAX concentrators model. The results from the tests on both the detector and the detector/mirror assembly are within the expected performances. We have measured an energy resolution of about 8% (FWHM) and an angular resolution (on axis) of 1.3 arcminutes (HPR) at 6.4 keV.
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A. Bonura, A. Bonura, Salvatore Giarrusso, Salvatore Giarrusso, L. Lombardo, L. Lombardo, Giuseppe Manzo, Giuseppe Manzo, Stefano Re, Stefano Re, Giovanni La Rosa, Giovanni La Rosa, Filippo Celi, Filippo Celi, R. Di Raffaele, R. Di Raffaele, Giancarlo Conti, Giancarlo Conti, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Wolfgang Burkert, Wolfgang Burkert, "Performance characteristics of the scientific model of the medium energy concentrator spectrometer on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX", Proc. SPIE 1743, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy III, (8 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130711; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.130711
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