Monte Carlo Simulator and Ancillary Response Generator of Suzaku XRT/XIS System for Spatially Extended Source Analysis

  title={Monte Carlo Simulator and Ancillary Response Generator of Suzaku XRT/XIS System for Spatially Extended Source Analysis},
  author={Yoshitaka Ishisaki and Yoshitomo Maeda and Ryuichi Fujimoto and M. Ozaki and Ken Ebisawa and T. Takahashi and Yoshihiro Ueda and Yasushi Ogasaka and Andrew F. Ptak and K. Mukai and Kenji Hamaguchi and Mieko Hirayama and Taro Kotani and H. Kubo and Rei Shibata and Masatoshi Ebara and Akihiro Furuzawa and Ryo Iizuka and Hajime Inoue and H. Mori and Shunsaku Okada and Y. Yokoyama and Hironori Matsumoto and Hiroshi Nakajima and Hiroya Yamaguchi and Naohisa Anabuki and Noriaki Tawa and Michiko Nagai and Satoru Katsuda and Kiyoshi Hayashida and Aya Bamba and Eric D. Miller and K. H. Sato and Noriko Y. Yamasaki},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan},
We have developed a framework for the Monte-Carlo simulation of the X-Ray Telescopes (XRT) and the X-ray Imaging Spectrometers (XIS) onboard Suzaku, mainly for the scientific analysis of spatially and spectroscopically complex celestial sources. A photon-by-photon instrumental simulator is built on the ANL platform, which has been successfully used in ASCA data analysis. The simulator has a modular structure, in which the XRT simulation is based on a ray-tracing library, while the XIS… 

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