External Organisations

  • MPE, Germany
  • Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory and Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Germany
  • IAA-Tuebingen, Germany
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
  • Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Bologna, Italy
  • National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy
  • University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, United States
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, United States
  • Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Space Research Center, Poland

View graph of relations

Description

The WFI is one of the two scientific instruments proposed for Athena, the mission selected to address the “Hot and Energetic Universe” science theme identified by ESA (Athena@ESA) for its L2 large satellite mission with launch in 2028.
The WFI will provide imaging in the 0.2-15 keV energy band over a wide field, simultaneously with spectrally and time-resolved photon counting. The instrument is designed to make optimal use of the grasp (product of collecting area and solid angle) provided by the optical design of the ATHENA mirror system, by combining a sensitive approx. 40’x40' field of view DEPFET detector with a pixel size properly sampling the angular resolution of 5’’ on-axis (half energy width).
AcronymWFI
StatusActive
Effective start/end date28/03/201401/01/2035

Activities

Research outputs

Download as:
Download as PDF
Select render style:
Total applied amountTotal awarded amountShortLong
PDF
Download as HTML
Select render style:
Total applied amountTotal awarded amountShortLong
HTML
Download as Word
Select render style:
Total applied amountTotal awarded amountShortLong
Word

ID: 156010685