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Paper: Pulse Detection and Processing in TES Detectors
Volume: 461, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
Page: 777
Authors: Ceballos, M. T.; Cobo, B.; Fraga-Encinas, R.; van der Kuur, J.; Schuurmans, J.
Abstract: We present here the computational basis of the software chain (XRAYCHAIN) developed to detect and analyze the pulses generated in Transition Edge Sensors (TES) devices in response to the incoming X-ray astronomical photons. The final objective of this analysis is the obtention of the arrival time, position and energy content of the photons, that will enable the study and characterization of the observed source. This code is currently being developed under a collaboration between IFCA (Spain) and SRON (NL) institutes, as part of a larger project named EURECA (de Korte et al. 2009) involving many other institutes in Europe and the USA. This project was created to design the TES prototype proposed for the XEUS ESA mission, that has currently evolved into the ATHENA mission.
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