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13 December 2000 SODART-OXS experiment simulation
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The Objective Crystal Spectrometer (OXS) is part of the SODART X-ray telescope onboard the future SPECTRUM-RONTGEN-GAMMA (SRG) mission. The SODART-OXS energy resolution is compared with those of the gratings of the XMM-NEWTON and CHANDRA telescopes. It is shown that for the high-energy region (2 - 10 keV) SODART-OXS has a substantially better energy resolution (up to 1 order of magnitude). However, the Bragg reflection principle of OXS leads to small photon numbers to be registrated in the detectors. Therefore, a careful choice of observation time and other parameters is necessary. We describe software including a complete ray-tracing procedure which simulates a whole SODART-OXS observation cycle to support the potential observer in his experiment planning. Presently, the software is limited to point sources.
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Hans-Joachim Wiebicke, Ingolf Halm, and Finn Erland Christensen "SODART-OXS experiment simulation", Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.409155
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