MT_RAYOR: a versatile raytracing tool for x-ray telescopes

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2010

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The prediction of the properties of X-ray telescopes is important for the planning of observations and the interpretation of data. The mirror quality in terms of micro-roughness scattering and deformations relative to the idealized shape plays a crucial role for the sensitivity of the telescope for detecting celestial X-ray sources. Monte-Carlo raytracing systems have been used in all X-ray telescope missions. MT RAYOR is a system that can be used to analyze any Wolter-1 optics including simulation of extended sources, celestial or in the laboratory, with position dependent spectral properties. Examples that explore the MT RAYOR capabilities have been chosen from the future missions NuSTAR and Astrosat.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE--the international society for optical engineering
Publication date2011
Volume8147
Journal number1
Pages81470Y-6
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
StatePublished

Conference

ConferenceOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period23/08/1125/08/11
Internet addresshttp://spie.org/app/program/index.cfm?fuseaction=conferencedetail&conference_id=947528&event_id=894266
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 0

Keywords

  • Observation simulation, Raytracing, X-ray telescopes
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