Chandra Software


Here is a partial list of the software components that I created for the Chandra X-ray Observatory:

  • marx:
    An end-to-end simulator for the on-orbit performance of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
  • mkarf, mkinstmap, mkexpmap, mkgarf, mkgrmf:
    A suite of programs for creating ARFs and exposure maps used in the spectral analysis of X-ray data. See my paper for a detailed discussion of these objects and their role in X-ray spectral analysis.
  • ardlib:
    This is a software library that allows the computation of effective areas, quantum efficiencies, and so on, in a mission-independent manner.

This page was last updated Mar 14, 2013 by John E. Davis. To comment on it or the material presented here, send email to davis at space mit edu.
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