Raytracing with MARX: x-ray observatory design, calibration, and support

  title={Raytracing with MARX: x-ray observatory design, calibration, and support},
  author={Jon E Davis and Marshall W. Bautz and Daniel Dewey and Ralf K. Heilmann and John C. Houck and David P. Huenemoerder and Herman L. Marshall and Michael A. Nowak and Mark L. Schattenburg and Norbert S. Schulz and Randall K. Smith},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
MARX is a portable ray-trace program that was originally developed to simulate event data from the trans- mission grating spectrometers on-board the Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO). MARX has since evolved to include detailed models of all CXO science instruments and has been further modified to serve as an event simulator for future X-ray observatory design concepts. We first review a number of CXO applications of MARX to demonstrate the roles such a program could play throughout the life of a… 
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