Fast event recognition for X-ray silicon imagers

David N. Burrows, Eli Hughes, Tyler Anderson, Abraham D. Falcone, Karl Reichard, Mark Bautz, Ralph Kraft

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Future X-ray astronomy observatories will employ high-speed silicon-based active pixel sensors to obtain wide fields of view with good radiation hardness and low levels of detector saturation (pileup). Detector readout rates envisioned for missions such as Athena and X-ray Surveyor are far too high for existing software-based event recognition techniques to be able to extract the X-ray events from the data stream. We report on the development of high-speed event recognition electronics tailored to the requirements of these new detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
EditorsMarshall Bautz, Tadayuki Takahashi, Jan-Willem A. den Herder
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601895
StatePublished - 2016
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

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


OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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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