US Contributions to the Athena Wide Field Imager

David N. Burrows, Steve Allen, Marshall Bautz, Esra Bulbul, Tanmoy Chattopadhyay, Julia Erdley, Abraham D. Falcone, Catherine E. Grant, Sven Herrmann, Ann E. Hornschemeier, Doug Kelly, Jamie Kennea, Ralph P. Kraft, Beverly Lamarr, Adam Mantz, Eric D. Miller, R. Glenn Morris, Paul Nulsen, Pragati Pradhan, Neven VulicDan Wilkins, Michael E. Zugger

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Abstract

The world's premier X-ray astronomical observatories, Chandra and XMM-Newton, have been operating for about 20 years. The next flagship X-ray observatory launched will be ESA's Athena mission. We discuss planned US contributions to the Athena Wide Field Imager instrument, which encompass transient source detection, background characterization and reduction, and detector electronics design and testing, in addition to scientific contributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI
EditorsOswald H. Siegmund
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510629295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
EventUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2019Aug 13 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11118
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/11/198/13/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Burrows, D. N., Allen, S., Bautz, M., Bulbul, E., Chattopadhyay, T., Erdley, J., ... Zugger, M. E. (2019). US Contributions to the Athena Wide Field Imager. In O. H. Siegmund (Ed.), UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI [111180Z] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 11118). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2528532