16 October 1995 High-energy instrument PDS aboard the SAX satellite: on-ground calibration results and experiment performance
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The phoswich detection system (PDS) is one of the four narrow field experiments on board the SAX satellite. The PDS will be dedicated to deep temporal and spectral studies of celestial x- ray sources in the 15 - 300 keV energy band. It also includes a gamma-ray burst monitor. The PDS detector is composed of 4 actively shielded NaI(Tl)/CsI(Na) phoswich scintillators with a total geometric area of 795 cm2 and a field of view of 1.3 degrees (FWHM). In this paper we report results of the experiment on-ground calibrations before its integration in the spacecraft and the expected experiment in-flight performance.
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Filippo Frontera, R. C. Butler, Enrico Costa, Daniele Dal Fiume, Marco Feroci, Luciano Nicastro, M. Orlandini, and Guido Zavattini "High-energy instrument PDS aboard the SAX satellite: on-ground calibration results and experiment performance", Proc. SPIE 2517, X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (16 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224914; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224914
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