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IXO response matrices

A set of response matrices for the IXO telescope have been generated to reflect the latest system design and performance prediction, as from the completion of the assessment study activities in May 2010. The matrices have been computed assuming conservative estimates of the telescope effective area - further details are given in the associated memo (SRE-PA/2010.037/v2.0 - available to downoad from the table below). The response matrices also include the latest information on the instruments efficiency as received from the instrument consortia in April-May 2010. The table below summarizes the files that are available; to download, right-click on the filename and use the 'Save Target As ...' option. 

File name

Comment

IXO_Matrices_v2.0.pdf

Explanatory document:
SRE-PA/2010.037/v2.0.

This memo outlines the various input parameters for the generation of the IXO response matrices.

Response matrices:

ixo_spo_htrs_open_2.5_20100527.rsp

These files are in FITS format.

The file names are constructed using the following key:
telescope_instrument_filter_[area]_date.rsp, where

telescope = ixo_spo (indicating that the response matrices refer to the silicon pore optics option).

ixo instrument =

  • htrs (high time resolution spectrometer);

  • hxi (hard X-ray imager);

  • wfi (wide-field imager);

  • xms (X-ray microcalorimeter spectrometer);

  • xpol (X-ray polarimeter)

filter= open: thick: thin: none: Al+PP

area = 2.5 indicates responses have been generated for a conservative 2.5m² (net) mirror effective area; the default is for a somewhat larger (net) effective area

date= 20100527 [YYYYMMDD]

ixo_spo_htrs_open_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_htrs_thick_2.5_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_htrs_thick_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_htrs_thin_2.5_20100527.rsp
ixo_htrs_thin_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_hxi_none_2.5_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_hxi_none_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_wfi_Al+PP_2.5_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_wfi_Al+PP_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_wfi_open_2.5_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_wfi_open_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_xms_none_2.5_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_xms_none_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_xpol_default_2.5_20100527.rsp
ixo_spo_xpol_default_20100527.rsp
20100527_matrices_spo.zip

Questions about the response matrices may be directed to:

David Lumb, ESA IXO Study Scientist
Email: David.Lumb@esa.int

Last Update: 1 September 2019
27-Sep-2022 13:28 UT

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