16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-73
Paper 13093-73

The Wide Field Monitor (WFM) of the China-Europe eXTP (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry) mission

20 June 2024 • 13:00 - 13:20 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

The eXTP (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry) mission is a major project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), with a large involvement of Europe. The scientific payload of eXTP includes four instruments: SFA (Spectroscopy Focusing Array) and PFA (Polarimetry Focusing Array) - led by China - LAD (Large Area Detector) and WFM (Wide Field Monitor) - led by Europe (Italy and Spain, respectively). eXTP with its set of four instruments offers an unique simultaneous wide-band X-ray timing and polarimetry sensitivity. In particular, the WFM for eXTP will be a wide field X-ray monitor instrument in the 2-50 keV energy range. It will have an unprecedented combination of large field of view and imaging, with a very good spectral resolution, down to 2 keV. This will allow eXTP making very relevant discoveries of the variable and transient X-ray sky. Currently eXTP/WFM is in phase B2, after successfully undergoing the I-SRR (Instrument System Requirements Review) in mid-2023. Besides an overview of the eXTP/WFM, the more relevant details about the current work in Phase B2, including the manufacturing and testing of the demonstration models of the WFM subsystems, will be presented.

Presenter

INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Marco Feroci is Director at the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology of INAF, in Rome
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Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain), Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
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INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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CEA-IRFU (France)
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Stéphane Schanne
CEA-IRFU (France)
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Gianluigi Zampa
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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Jörg Bayer
Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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Witold Nowosielski
Space Research Ctr. of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
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Malgorzata Michalska
Space Research Ctr. of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
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Emrah Kalemci
Sabanci Univ. (Turkey)
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TÜBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute (Turkey)
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Søren Brandt
Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain), Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
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Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain), Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
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Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain), Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
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Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain), Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
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Jean In't Zand
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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Frans Zwart
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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Andrea Santangelo
Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
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IHEP-Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
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Fangjun Lu
IHEP-Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
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Yupeng Xu
IHEP-Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
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Riccardo Campana
INAF/OAS (Italy)
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INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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Francesco Ceraudo
INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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Alessio Nuti
INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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Giovanni Della Casa
INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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INAF (Italy)
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Gabriele Minervini
INAF (Italy)
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Matias Antonelli
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Valter Bonvicini
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Mirko Boezio
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Irina Rashevskaya
TIFPA (Italy)
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Francesco Ficorella
FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
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Antonino Picciotto
FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
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Nicola Zorzi
FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
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CEA-IRFU (France)
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Florent Bouyjou
CEA-IRFU (France)
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Olivier Gevin
CEA-IRFU (France)
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Olivier Limousin
CEA-IRFU (France)
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Paul Hedderman
Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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Hao Xiong
Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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Rob de la Rie
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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Phillip Laubert
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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Lucien Kuiper
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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Space Research Ctr. of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
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Konrad Skup
Space Research Ctr. of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
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Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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TÜBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute (Turkey)
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Ayhan Bozkurt
Sabanci Univ. (Turkey)
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Ahmet Onat
Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)