24 July 2014 ATHENA end-to-end simulations
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We present an overview of the development of the end-to-end simulation programs for the instruments on the future European X-ray astronomy mission Athena. The overview includes the design considerations behind the simulation software and the current status and planned developments of the simulators for the X-ray Integral Field Unit and the Wide Field Imager.
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Jörn Wilms, Thorsten Brand, Didier Barret, Tobias Beuchert, Jan-Willem den Herder, Ingo Kreykenbohm, Simone Lotti, Norbert Meidinger, Kirpal Nandra, Philippe Peille, Luigi Piro, Arne Rau, Christian Schmid, Randall K. Smith, Christoph Tenzer, Michael Wille, Richard Willingale, "ATHENA end-to-end simulations", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91445X (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056347; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056347
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