18 July 2016 NICER instrument detector subsystem: description and performance
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An instrument called Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) will be placed on-board the Inter- national Space Station in 2017. It is designed to detect soft X-ray emission from compact sources and to provide both spectral and high resolution timing information about the incoming ux. The focal plane is populated with 56 customized Silicon Drift Detectors. The paper describes the detector system architecture, the electronics and presents the results of the laboratory testing of both ight and engineering units, as well as some of the calibration results obtained with synchrotron radiation in the laboratory of PTB at BESSY II.
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Gregory Prigozhin, Keith Gendreau, John P. Doty, Richard Foster, Ronald Remillard, Andrew Malonis, Beverly LaMarr, Michael Vezie, Mark Egan, Jesus Villasenor, Zaven Arzoumanian, Wayne Baumgartner, Frank Scholze, Christian Laubis, Michael Krumrey, Alan Huber, "NICER instrument detector subsystem: description and performance", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99051I (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231718; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231718
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