The filter and calibration wheel for the ATHENA wide field imager

Marco Barbera, Fabio D'Anca, Kamisiński, Pilch, Parodi, Markus Plattner, Polak, Palgan, Rataj, Norbert Meidinger, Eder

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The planned filter and calibration wheel for the Wide Field Imager (WFI) instrument on Athena is presented. With four selectable positions it provides the necessary functions, in particular an UV/VIS blocking filter for the WFI detectors and a calibration source. Challenges for the filter wheel design are the large volume and mass of the subsystem, the implementation of a robust mechanism and the protection of the ultra-thin filter with an area of 160 mm square. This paper describes performed trade-offs based on simulation results and describes the baseline design in detail. Reliable solutions are envisaged for the conceptual design of the filter and calibration wheel. Four different variant with differentposition of the filter are presented. Risk mitigation and the compliance to design requirements are demonstrated.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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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    Barbera, M., D'Anca, F., Kamisiński, Pilch, Parodi, Plattner, M., Polak, Palgan, Rataj, Meidinger, N., & Eder (2016). The filter and calibration wheel for the ATHENA wide field imager. 990568-.