26 July 2016 The impact of crosstalk in the X-IFU instrument on Athena science cases
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In this paper we present a first assessment of the impact of various forms of instrumental crosstalk on the science performance of the X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) on the Athena X-ray mission. This assessment is made using the SIXTE end-to-end simulator in the context of one of the more technically challenging science cases for the XIFU instrument. Crosstalk considerations may influence or drive various aspects of the design of the array of high-countrate Transition Edge Sensor (TES) detectors and its Frequency Domain Multiplexed (FDM) readout architecture.
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R. den Hartog, P. Peille, T. Dauser, B. Jackson, S. Bandler, D. Barret, T. Brand, J.-W. den Herder, M. Kiviranta, J. van der Kuur, S. Smith, J. Wilms, "The impact of crosstalk in the X-IFU instrument on Athena science cases", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99055T (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232098; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232098
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