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Framework for a Geant4-based simulator of the radiation background and detector responses of the space X-ray observatory Suzaku (Astro-E2)

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8 Author(s)
Ozaki, M. ; Japan Aerosp. Exploration Agency, Inst. of Space & Astron. Sci., Kanagawa, Japan ; Watanabe, S. ; Terada, Y. ; Itoh, T.
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We have constructed a Monte Carlo simulation base for the radiation environment of the Suzaku X-ray observatory satellite. The system consists of an object-oriented analysis framework used for real-data analysis, the Geant4 toolkit, an interface that allows the users a transparent usage of Geant4 components through the framework and classes that are used to build the simulation by a collaboration among different geometry maintainer and detector developer groups. As a demonstration, the geometry of the Hard X-ray Detector, which is one of the Suzaku detectors, is constructed using the framework and a comparison between the simulation output with the actual data is shown.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

June 2006

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