16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-172
Paper 13093-172

The X-IFU Focal Plane Assembly Development Model: thermal characterization

17 June 2024 • 17:30 - 19:00 Japan Standard Time | Room G5, North - 1F

Abstract

This paper describes the thermal characterization of the Development Model (DM) of the X ray Integral Field Unit Focal Plane Assembly (X-IFU FPA) for the Athena X-ray observatory. We discuss the requirements on the thermal aspects of the FPA, and compare these with the results of a series of measurements made with the thermal model of the FPA DM (DM-TH): thermal stability, cryogenic heat loads, thermal capacity, conductance and time constants of the temperature stages in the FPA.

Presenter

Emanuele Taralli
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Emanuele Taralli will present on behalf of Roland den Hartog. Roland den Hartog is an Senior Instrument Scientist at SRON, since 1995 involved in the development of cryogenic X-ray detectors and read-out systems, and since 2014 working on the X-ray Integral Field Unit (XIFU) for ESA's Athena mission.
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SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Presenter/Author
Emanuele Taralli
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)