• Corpus ID: 113037823

Time and Energy Measurement Electronics for Silicon Drift Detector Aimed for X-ray Pulsar Navigation

  title={Time and Energy Measurement Electronics for Silicon Drift Detector Aimed for X-ray Pulsar Navigation},
  author={Erlei Chen and Changqing Feng and Chunfeng Ye and Shubin Liu and Dong-dong Jin and Jian Lian and Hui-jun Hu},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
  • E. ChenC. Feng Hui-jun Hu
  • Published 22 February 2016
  • Physics, Engineering
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors
A readout electronic with high time and energy resolution performance is designed for the SDD (Silicon Drift Detector) signals readout, which is aimed for X-ray pulsar based navigation (XNAV). For time measurement, the input signal is fed into a fast shaping and Constant Fraction Discrimination (CFD) circuit, and then be digitalized by a Time-to-Digital Converter (TDC) implemented in an Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), which is designed with a bin size of 2.5 ns. For energy measurement, a… 



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