Ground and Space-Based Telescopes

Source-based calibration of space instruments using calculable synchrotron radiation

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Roman Klein, Rolf Fliegauf, Simone Kroth, Wolfgang Paustian, Thomas Reichel, Mathias Richter, Reiner Thornagel

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Abbestr. 2-12, 10587 Berlin, Germany

J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(4), 044002 (Nov 23, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.044002
History: Received July 7, 2016; Accepted October 27, 2016
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Abstract.  Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has more than 20 years of experience in the calibration of space-based instruments using synchrotron radiation to cover the ultraviolet (UV), vacuum UV (VUV), and x-ray spectral range. Over the past decades, PTB has performed calibrations for numerous space missions within scientific collaborations and has become an important partner for activities in this field. New instrumentation at the electron storage ring, metrology light source, creates additional calibration possibilities within this framework. A new facility for the calibration of radiation transfer source standards with a considerably extended spectral range has been put into operation. The commissioning of a large vacuum vessel that can accommodate entire space instruments opens up new prospects. Finally, an existing VUV transfer calibration source was upgraded to increase the spectral range coverage to a band from 15 to 350 nm.

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Roman Klein ; Rolf Fliegauf ; Simone Kroth ; Wolfgang Paustian ; Thomas Reichel, et al.
"Source-based calibration of space instruments using calculable synchrotron radiation", J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(4), 044002 (Nov 23, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.044002


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