On-ground performance tests of the SAX/PDS detector

Frontera, F. and Cinti, M.N. and Dal Fiume, D. and Landini, G. and Nicastro, L. and Orlandini, M. and Zavattini, G. and Costa, E. and Schrener, R.S. and Rosza, C.M. and Rabi, B.S. and White, J. and Chiaverini, V. and Monzani, F. and Poulsen, J.M. and Suetta, E. (1997) On-ground performance tests of the SAX/PDS detector. Il nuovo cimento C, 20 C (5). pp. 797-810. ISSN 1826-9885

ncc5988.pdf - Published Version

Download (390kB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.sif.it/riviste/ncc/econtents/1997/020/0...


The Phoswich Detection System (PDS) is one of the four narrow field experiments on board the SAX satellite. The PDS will be dedicated to deep temporal and spectral studies of celestial X-ray sources in the 15–300 keV energy band. It also includes a gamma-ray burst monitor. The PDS detector is composed of 4 actively shielded NaI(Tl)/CsI(Na) phoswich scintillators with a total geometric area of 795 cm2 and a field of view of 1:4 (FWHM). The performance of the detector, before its integration with its flight electronic, was tested using standard instrumentation. Here we present results of these tests. The measured energy resolution of the phoswich units is better than 15% at 60 keV, confirming the expectations. Also test results of the anticoincidence shield of CsI(Na) and collimator are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the VII Cosmic Physics National Conference, Rimini, October 26-28, 1994.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic rays; X-ray sources; conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.52 Termodinamica, interazioni atmosferiche con la superficie terrestre, temperature, radiazioni > 551.527 Radiazioni (per fenomeni ottici, vedi 551.565) > 551.5276 Radiazioni cosmiche (Include il rumore cosmico) (Classificare qui i raggi cosmici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 08:25
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 08:25
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/12372

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item