18 July 2016 Fast event recognition for x-ray silicon imagers
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Future X-ray astronomy observatories will employ high-speed silicon-based active pixel sensors to obtain wide fields of view with good radiation hardness and low levels of detector saturation (pileup). Detector readout rates envisioned for missions such as Athena and X-ray Surveyor are far too high for existing software-based event recognition techniques to be able to extract the X-ray events from the data stream. We report on the development of high-speed event recognition electronics tailored to the requirements of these new detectors.
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David N. Burrows, David N. Burrows, Eli Hughes, Eli Hughes, Tyler Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Abraham D. Falcone, Abraham D. Falcone, Karl Reichard, Karl Reichard, Mark Bautz, Mark Bautz, Ralph Kraft, Ralph Kraft, } "Fast event recognition for x-ray silicon imagers", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99050L (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231005; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231005

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