31 August 2009 Simulation of the Simbol-X telescope: imaging performance of a deformable x-ray telescope
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We have developed a simulation tool for a Wolter I telescope subject to deformations. The aim is to understand and predict the behavior of Simbol-X and other future missions (NuSTAR, Astro-H, IXO, ...). Our code, based on Monte-Carlo ray-tracing, computes the full photon trajectories up to the detector plane, along with the deformations. The degradation of the imaging system is corrected using metrology. This tool allows to perform many analyzes in order to optimize the configuration of any of these telescopes.
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Maxime Chauvin, Jean-Pierre Roques, "Simulation of the Simbol-X telescope: imaging performance of a deformable x-ray telescope", Proc. SPIE 7437, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV, 74371K (31 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825876; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.825876
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