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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Abstract

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
Pagine1-8
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

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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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