Next Generation Data Processing for Future X-ray Observatories

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dc.contributor.advisor Santangelo, Andrea (Prof. Dott.) Wende, Henning 2015-07-30T09:20:20Z 2015-07-30T09:20:20Z 2015-07
dc.identifier.other 442789041 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract During the last two decades space-based X-ray observatories have been used to study the most energetic sources in the Universe and to investigate the physics and characteristics of matter under extreme conditions. Detectors sensitive to X-ray photons have been significantly improved, their area has increased, their energy resolution has reached the Fano limit, and the detector deadtime has been reduced to nanoseconds. These technological advancements have enabled X-ray observations with very high time resolution. Concepts of instruments capable of producing spectra or single events with high time resolution are the High Time Resolution Spectrometer (HTRS) aboard the International X-Ray Observatory (IXO) and the Large Area Detector (LAD) aboard the Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT). While the detectors of these instruments can detect every single photon coming from an X-ray source, the subsequent data processing electronics have to deal with unprecedented bandwidths. Depending on the brightness of the source and the available telemetry bandwidth from the satellite to the ground station the need for data compression and even reduction arises. This talk presents the work that was done in the context of the development of two instruments. One part is the development of the Data Processing Unit (DPU) for the HTRS aboard IXO that includes a LEON3 microprocessor model in a Spartan 3 FPGA used for data compression. The second part is the definition of several components for the data handling chain of the LAD instrument aboard LOFT including a specialized interface and in particular the design and construction of a prototype for the Panel-Back-End-Electronics (PBEE). en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Astronomie , Röntgenastronomie , Datenverarbeitung , Satellit de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 500 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 530 de_DE
dc.subject.other X-rays en
dc.subject.other Data Processing en
dc.subject.other LOFT de_DE
dc.subject.other HTRS de_DE
dc.subject.other LAD de_DE
dc.subject.other Athena de_DE
dc.subject.other LEON3 de_DE
dc.subject.other IXO de_DE
dc.title Next Generation Data Processing for Future X-ray Observatories en
dc.type Dissertation de_DE
dcterms.dateAccepted 2015-07-23
utue.publikation.fachbereich Astronomie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE


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