MCPSim-Py: an open source python-based simulator of the performance of MCP photon-counting detectors

Impacto

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Prada Cazalla, Iván and Yañez, Javier and Gómez de Castro, Ana Inés (2020) MCPSim-Py: an open source python-based simulator of the performance of MCP photon-counting detectors. In SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 2020, Bellingham, WA.

[thumbnail of gomezdecastro_MCPSim.pdf]
Preview
PDF
Creative Commons Attribution.

655kB

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2576256




Abstract

This contribution describes the open-source, python coded simulator MCP-PySim developed by our team to evaluate the performance of a given MCP architecture for a specific scientific purpose. The application is also designed to enable testing of user designed algorithms for event detection and centroiding for all types of sources and possible photon counting regimes. Unlike other tools, the MCP transfer function can be determined empirically from a set of images obtained from a real detector, ideally very similar to the one to be simulated. Also, it is feasible to characterize the MCP transfer function with a suit of parameters. Realistic simulations of the expected performance of space detectors can be carried in this manner to optimize the on-board software


Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:

Copyright 2020 Society of Photo‑Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this publication for a fee or for commercial purposes, and modification of the contents of the publication are prohibited.
Iván Prada, Javier Yañez, Ana I. Gómez de Castro, "MCPSim-Py: an open source python-based simulator of the performance of MCP photon-counting detectors," Proc. SPIE 11444, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 114449B (13 December 2020); doi:10.1117/12.2576256

Uncontrolled Keywords:MCP detectors; Instrument simulators; Python; Ultraviolet
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Astronomy
Sciences > Mathematics > Cybernetics
ID Code:65661
Deposited On:20 May 2021 15:36
Last Modified:24 May 2021 07:44

Origin of downloads

Repository Staff Only: item control page