SPIE 2016 COllection of papers

At the SPIE conference on Astronomical Telescopes held in Edinburgh, July 2016, a large number of presentations were provided in special sessions on the Athena payload. A selection of the papers is provided below.

System Studies

ATHENA – System studies and optics accommodation M. Ayre et al

The ATHENA Optics Development M Bavdaz et al

X-RAy Optics

Silicon Pore Optics for the ATHENA telescope, M J. Collon et al

Mass Production of Silicon Pore Optics for ATHENA, E Wille et al


The Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU), D Barret et al,


The focal plane assembly for the Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit instrument, B. D. Jackson et al

Transition-edge sensor pixel parameter design of the microcalorimeter array for the X-ray Integral Field Unit on Athena, S. J. Smith et al

Development of frequency domain multiplexing for the X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) on the Athena,
H Akamatsu et al

Optimising the multiplex factor of the FDM readout of the TES-based microcalorimeter
imaging array for the X-IFU instrument on the Athena J. van der Kuur et al

Gain drift compensation with no-feedback-loop developed for the X-IFU readout chain, D. Prele et al

Conceptual design of the X-IFU Instrument Control Unit L. Corcione et al

The Filter Wheel and Filters development for the X-IFU instrument E. Bozzo et al

Surface investigation and aluminum oxide estimation on test filters for the ATHENA X-IFU and WFI detectors, L Sciortino et al

Temperature effects on the performances of the ATHENA X-IFU thermal filters, M Barbera et al

Updates on the background estimates for the X-IFU instrument, S. Lotti et al

The Cryogenic AntiCoincidence Detector for ATHENA X-IFU: a program overview, C. Macculi et al

The Cryogenic Anti-Coincidence detector for ATHENA X-IFU: pulse analysis of the AC-S7 single pixel prototype M. D’Andrea et al

The mechanical and EM simulations of the CryoAC for the ATHENA X-IFU, D.Corsini et al


The Wide Field Imager Instrument for Athena N Meidinger et al

Studies of prototype DEPFET sensors for the wide field imager of Athena, W Treberspurga, et al

WFI Electronics and On-Board Data Processing, M Plattner et al



TESSIM A simulator for the Athena-X-IFU, J. Wilms et al

Observing the WHIM with Athena, T Brand et al