Hardware simulator of Caliste-SO detectors for STIX instrument

P. Podgórski, D. Ścisłowski, M. Kowaliński, T. Mrozek, M. Stȩślicki, J. Barylak, A. Barylak, J. Sylwester, S. Krucker, G. J. Hurford, N. G. Arnold, P. Orleański, A. Meuris, O. Limousin, O. Gevin, O. Grimm, L. Etesi, N. Hochmuth, M. Battaglia, A. CsillaghyI. W. Kienreich, A. Veronig, S. Bloomfield, M. Byrne, A. M. Massone, M. Piana, S. Giordano, K. R. Skup, R. Graczyk, M. Michalska, W. Nowosielski, A. Cichocki, M. Mosdorf

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Abstract

The Spectrometer Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is one of 10 instruments on-board Solar Orbiter mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) scheduled to be launched in 2017. STIX is aimed to provide imaging spectroscopy of solar thermal and non-thermal hard X-ray emissions from 4 keV to 150 keV using a Fourier-imaging technique. The instrument employs a set of tungsten grids in front of 32 pixelized CdTe detectors. These detectors are source of data collected and analyzed in real time by Instrument Data Processing Unit (IDPU). In order to support development and implementation of on-board algorithms a dedicated detector hardware simulator is designed and manufactured as a part of Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for STIX instrument. Complementary to the hardware simulator is data analysis software which is used to generate input data and to analyze output data. The simulator will allow sending strictly defined data from all detectors' pixels at the input of the IDPU for further analysis of instrument response. Particular emphasis is given here to the simulator hardware design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013 - Wilga, Poland
Duration: 27 May 20132 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8903
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferencePhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityWilga
Period27/05/132/06/13

Keywords

  • Detector
  • FPGA
  • Front-end ASIC
  • Simulation
  • X-ray spectrometer

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