The Chandra X-ray Center is a collaborative effort between the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MIT, and TRW. The
MIT/CXC group works closely with the MIT HETG and ACIS instrument
The MIT/CXC team is primarily responsible for:
Maintaining an active research program, both with Chandra and other
observatories, or in theoretical investigations.
Development and maintenance of resources necessary for scientific
interpretation of Chandra transmission grating spectra.
Emphasis is on the spectroscopic content in support of grating
Measurement and analyses necessary to determine and describe the
in-flight performance of the HETG and its primary read-out detector
Provide technical support for HETG, LETG, or ACIS.
Support mission planning as it pertains to HETG observations.
HETGS Observation Planning
Support Guest Observers in planning HETG observations.
Provide support for ACIS uplink and flight software.