Athena SIXTE simulator for the Athena X-IFU event reconstruction module (SIRENA)


Quasar has been working, in collaboration with the IFCA, performing optimizations and developing multithreading features in the Athena SIXTE simulator for the Athena X-IFU event reconstruction module (SIRENA).

IFCA is currently developing the SIRENA package as part of the publicly available SIXTE end-to-end simulator. SIRENA is the software aimed at performing the on board event energy reconstruction for the Athena calorimeter X-IFU. This on board processing will be done in the X-IFU Digital Readout Electronics (DRE) unit and it will consist in an initial triggering of event pulses followed by an analysis (with the SIRENA package) to determine the energy content of such events.

More information can be found in the follwing publications:

  1. The Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) ; Barret D. et al 2016.
  2. Athena X-IFU event reconstruction software: SIRENA ; Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics IX, Proceedings of the XII Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society held on July 18 – 22, 2016, in Bilbao, Spain. S. Arribas, A. Alonso-Herrero, F. Figueras, C. Hernández-Monteagudo, A. Sánchez-Lavega, S. Pérez-Hoyos (eds.)

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