Designing an x-ray baffle for stray-light reduction at the focal plane of the Wide Field Imager on board EDGE

Marco Barbera, Perinati, Giovanni Pareschi, Piro, Mineo, Giancarlo Cusumano

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We exploited a ray-tracing Montecarlo code to investigate the effects of stray-light on the performances of the Wide Field Imager (FoV = 1.5 deg) on board the EDGE satellite. We found non negligible stray-light contamination up to ~ 8 deg off-axis angles. We discuss the benefits of a baffle in order to reduce this contamination, that would strongly affect the telescope sensitivity, and present two possible baffle designs based on results of simulations.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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