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22 October 1999 ASTRO-E/XRS calibration program and results
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XRS is the microcalorimeter x-ray detector aboard the US- Japanese ASTRO-E observatory, which is scheduled to be launched in early 2000. XRS is a high resolution spectrometer - with less than 9 eV resolution at 3 keV and better than 14 eV resolution over its bandpass ranging from about 0.3 keV to 15 keV. Here we present the results of our first calibration of the XRS instrument. We describe the methods used to extract detailed information about the detection efficiency and spectral redistribution of the instrument. We also present comparisons of simulations and real data to test our detector models.
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Keith C. Gendreau, Michael Damian Audley, Keith A. Arnaud, Kevin R. Boyce, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Richard L. Kelley, Tatehiro Mihara, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Frederick Scott Porter, Caroline Kilbourn Stahle, and Andrew E. Szymkowiak "ASTRO-E/XRS calibration program and results", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999);

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