GPU Supported Simulation of Transition-Edge Sensor Arrays

25 Jul 2019, 17:45
1h 15m
Piazza Città di Lombardia (Milano)

Piazza Città di Lombardia

Milano

Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, 20124 Milano MI
Poster Detector readout, signal processing, and related technologies Poster session

Speaker

Maximilian Lorenz (Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Description

We present simulation software utilizing graphical processing units (GPUs) for the physics of detectors based on arrays of transition-edge sensors (TES).
With the support of GPUs it is possible to perform simulations of large pixel arrays, making the software a powerful tool in detector development.
Comparisons with TES small-signal and noise theory confirm the representativity of the simulated data.
In order to demonstrate the capabilities of this approach we present its implementation in XIFUSIM, a simulator for the X-ray Integral Field Unit, a cryogenic X-ray spectrometer on board the future Athena X-ray observatory.

Less than 5 years of experience since completion of Ph.D Y
Student (Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Sc.) Y

Primary authors

Maximilian Lorenz (Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) Mr Christian Kirsch (Department Physik. Dr.Karl-Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg - Astronomisches Institu) Pablo Eleazar Merino-Alonso (Universidad de Alicante)

Co-authors

Philippe Peille (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) Thomas Dauser (Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) Edoardo Cucchetti (IRAP France) Stephen Smith (NASA GSFC / UMBC) Jörn Wilms (Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

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