The impact of crosstalk in the X-IFU instrument on Athena science cases

Roland den Hartog, Philippe Peille, T. Dauser, Brian Jackson, Simon Bandler, Didier Barret, T. Brand, Jan-Willem den Herder, Mikko Kiviranta, Jan van der Kuur, Stephen Smith, Jorn Wilms

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
EditorsJan-Willem den Harder, Tadayuki Takahashi, Marshall Bautz
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-151-06018-7-1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE


ConferenceSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Athena
  • crosstalk
  • energy resolution
  • FDM
  • TES detectors
  • X-IFU
  • OtaNano


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