18 July 2016 Numerical simulation of space UV spectrographs
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Based on the ray tracing method, we developed algorithms for constructing numerical model of spectroscopic instrumentation. The Software is realized in C ++ using nVidia CUDA technology. The software package consists of three separate modules: the ray tracing module, a module for calculating energy efficiency and module of CCD image simulation. The main objective of this work was to obtain images of the spectra for the cross-dispersed spectrographs as well as segmented aperture Long Slit Spectrograph. The software can be potentially used by WSO-UV project. To test our algorithms and the software package we have performed simulations of the ground cross-dispersed Nasmyth Echelle Spectrometer (NES) installed on the platform of the Nasmyth focus of the Russian 6-meter BTA telescope. The comparison of model images of stellar spectra with observations on this device confirms that the software works well. The high degree of agreement between the theoretical and real spectra is shown.
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Maksim Yushkin, Maksim Yushkin, Timur Fatkhullin, Timur Fatkhullin, Vladimir Panchuk, Vladimir Panchuk, Mikhail Sachkov, Mikhail Sachkov, Evgeny Kanev, Evgeny Kanev, } "Numerical simulation of space UV spectrographs", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990535 (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233336; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233336
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