The Instrument Control Unit processing hardware and software of the Wide Field Monitor on eXTP

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KALEMCİ E., Turhan O., Kuvvetli I., Schanne S., Hernanz M., Orleanski P., ...More

Conference on Space Telescopes and Instrumentation - Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray Part of SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Conference, Montreal, Canada, 17 - 22 July 2022, vol.12181 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 12181
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2629264
  • City: Montreal
  • Country: Canada
  • Keywords: Manuscript format, template, SPIE Proceedings, LaTeX
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The eXTP (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry) mission is a joint large mission of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and European partners designed to study the state of matter under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism. One of the four major instruments on eXTP is the Wide Field Monitor (WFM) which consist of 3 pairs of coded mask cameras with a total combined Field of View (FoV) of 90x180 degrees at zero response. With its enormous FoV, a source localization accuracy of 1 arcmin and an energy range of 2-50 keV the primary objective of the WFM is to provide triggers for the pointing instruments on the eXTP with less than one day reaction time. Its large area and resolution will be enough to detect state changes in compact objects as well.