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

@article{Ishisaki2007MonteCS,
  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},
  year={2007},
  volume={59},
  pages={113-132}
}
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… 

Establishing the response function of the x-ray telescopes onboard the Suzaku satellite

Suzaku, the fifth in a series of Japanese X-ray astronomy satellites following the highly successful Hakucho, Tenma, Ginga and ASCA satellites, was launched on July 10th, 2005. The X-ray telescope

Deconvolution of Images Taken with the Suzaku X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer

We present a non-iterative method to deconvolve the spatial response function or the point spread function (PSF) from images taken with the Suzaku X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS). The method is

The X-Ray Telescope onboard Suzaku

We present the design parameters, production process, and in-flight performance of the X-ray telescopes (XRTs) onboard Suzaku. The imaging capability is significantly improved over the ASCA XRT,

Reproducibility of Non-X-ray Background for the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard Suzaku

One of the advantages of the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS) system on board Suzaku is its low and stable non-X-ray background (NXB). In order to make the best use of this advantage, modeling the

X-Ray Spectroscopy of the Classical Nova V458 Vulpeculae with Suzaku

We conducted a target of opportunity X-ray observation of the classical nova V458 Vulpeculae 88 days after the explosion using the Suzaku satellite. With a 20 ks exposure, the X-ray Imaging

Suzaku Spectroscopy of Extended X-Ray Emission in M17

We present the results of a Suzaku spectroscopic study of soft extended X-ray emission in the H II region of M 17. The spectrum of the extended emission was obtained with a high signal-to-noise ratio

Current status of the pre-collimator development for the ASTRO-H x-ray telescopes

We present the current status of the pre-collimator for the stray-light reduction, mounted on the ASTRO-H X-Ray Telescopes (XRT). Since the ASTRO-H XRTs adopt the conical approximation of the

X-Ray Studies of HESS J1809–193 with Suzaku

Suzaku observed the region including HESS J1809� 193, a TeV unidentified source, and confirmed the exis- tence of extended hard X-ray emission previously reported by ASCA, as well as hard X-ray

Imaging X-ray spectroscopy with micro-X and Chandra

High spectral resolution observations of X-ray phenomena have the potential to uncover new physics. Currently, only point sources can be probed with high resolution spectra, using gratings. Extended

Restoring the Suzaku Source Position Accuracy and Point-Spread Function

We present an empirical correction of sky coordinates of X-ray photons obtained with the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS) aboard the Suzaku satellite to improve the source position accuracy and
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 34 REFERENCES

Framework for a Geant4-based simulator of the radiation background and detector responses of the space X-ray observatory Suzaku (Astro-E2)

A Monte Carlo simulation base for the radiation environment of the Suzaku X-ray observatory satellite is constructed using an object-oriented analysis framework used for real-data analysis, the Geant4 toolkit, and classes used to build the simulation are constructed by a collaboration among different geometry maintainer and detector developer groups.

Development of a Monte Carlo Simulator for the Astro-E2 hard X-ray detector (HXD-II)

The Hard X-ray Detector (HXD-II) is one of the scientific payloads on board the fifth Japanese cosmic X-ray satellite Astro-E2 , scheduled for launch in 2005. The HXD-II is designed to cover a wide

The X-Ray Telescope onboard Suzaku

We present the design parameters, production process, and in-flight performance of the X-ray telescopes (XRTs) onboard Suzaku. The imaging capability is significantly improved over the ASCA XRT,

In-Orbit Performance of the Hard X-Ray Detector on Board Suzaku

The in-orbit performance and calibration of the Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) on board the X-ray astronomy satellite Suzaku are described. Its basic performances, including a wide energy bandpass of

X-ray telescope onboard Astro-E. III. Guidelines to performance improvements and optimization of the ray-tracing simulator.

The ray-tracing simulator, which is needed to construct the response function for arbitrary off-axis angles and spatial distributions of any celestial x-ray sources, has been developed and tuned based on the results of detailed measurements and plans for future developments to improve the performance of the nested thin-foil mirrors.

X-Ray Telescope Onboard Astro-E. II. Ground-Based X-Ray Characterization.

X-ray characterization measurements of the x-ray telescope (XRT) onboard the Astro-E satellite were carried out at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan) x-ray beam facility by

ASTRO-E high-resolution x-ray spectrometer

The Astro-E High Resolution X-ray Spectrometer (XRS) was developed jointly by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the Institute of Space and Astronomical Science in Japan. The instrument is

X-ray telescope onboard Astro-E: optical design and fabrication of thin foil mirrors.

X-ray telescopes (XRT's) of nested thin foil mirrors are developed for Astro-E, the fifth Japanese x-ray astronomy satellite. Although the launch was not successful, the design concept, fabrication,

Discovery of Spatial and Spectral Structure in the X-Ray Emission from the Crab Nebula

Zeroth-order images with the High-Energy Transmission Grating (HETG) readout by the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer spectroscopy array (ACIS-S) show a striking richness of X-ray structure at a resolution comparable to that of the best ground-based visible-light observations.

X-Ray Measurements of the Gravitational Potential Profile in the Central Region of the Abell 1060 Cluster of Galaxies

X-ray spectral and imaging data from ASCA and ROSAT were used to measure the total mass profile in the central region of Abell 1060, a nearby and relatively poor cluster of galaxies. The ASCA X-ray