19 October 1993 Performance of the MART-LIME high-energy detector
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MART-LIME is a coded mask imaging telescope to be flown onboard the international observatory SPECTRUM X-(Gamma) in 1995. This high-energy instrument, the center of which is a high-pressure proportional counter sensitive to the 5 - 150 keV energy range, will be characterized by a limiting sensitivity of about 1 milliCrab for a 105 s observation period. The imaging capability of the instrument is provided by a coded-mask aperture system, used in conjunction with a position sensitive detector. The basic pattern of the coded aperture is a 71 X 73 URA mask (twin prime). With the addition of an outer frame comprising 18 pixels on each side, a fully coded field-of-view of 2.6 degree(s) X 2.6 degree(s) is obtained, while a partially coded field-of-view is achieved up to 6 degree(s). Test procedures used to determine the performance of the MART-LIME detector are discussed. Results showing the spectroscopic capabilities of a Laboratory-Prototype detector are presented.
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L. Waldron, Pietro Ubertini, Angela Bazzano, C. D. La Padula, Christopher J. Hall, Robert A. Lewis, Marie Eleanore Soggiu, "Performance of the MART-LIME high-energy detector", Proc. SPIE 1948, Astroparticle Physics and Novel Gamma-Ray Telescopes, (19 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161379; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.161379
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