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      Space vehicles: instruments; instrumentation: detectors.

    • Abstract

       

      The Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) instrument on-board AstroSat has three nominally identical detectors for timing and spectral studies in the energy range of 3–80 keV. The performance of these detectors during the five years after the launch of AstroSat is described. Currently, only oneof the detector is working nominally. The variation in pressure, energy resolution, gain and background with time are discussed. The capabilities and limitations of the instrument are described. A brief account of available analysis software is also provided.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      H. M. ANTIA1 P. C. AGRAWAL1 DHIRAJ DEDHIA1 TILAK KATOCH1 R. K. MANCHANDA2 RANJEEV MISRA3 KALLOL MUKERJEE1 MAYUKH PAHARI4 5 JAYASHREE ROY3 P. SHAH1 J. S. YADAV6

      1. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India.
      2. Centre for Astrophysics, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4300, Australia.
      3. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India.
      4. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK.
      5. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Hyderabad 502 285, India.
      6. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016, India.
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