15 October 1997 PDS experiment on board the BeppoSAX satellite: design and in-flight performance results
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The phoswich detection system (PDS) is one of the four narrow field experiments on board the x-ray astronomy satellite BeppoSAX. PDS is devoted 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. In this paper we compare the expected and observed in-flight performances. Our estimate of systematic errors in the background subtraction and in the spectral reconstruction are also presented and discussed.
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Filippo Frontera, Enrico Costa, Daniele Dal Fiume, Marco Feroci, Luciano Nicastro, M. Orlandini, Eliana Palazzi, and Guido Zavattini "PDS experiment on board the BeppoSAX satellite: design and in-flight performance results", Proc. SPIE 3114, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, (15 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283770; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283770
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