Crosstalk in an FDM Laboratory Setup and the Athena X-IFU End-to-End Simulator
The impact of various crosstalk mechanisms on the performance of the Athena X-IFU instrument has been assessed with detailed end-to-end simulations. For the crosstalk in the electrical circuit, a detailed model has been developed. In this contribution, we test this model against measurements made with an FDM laboratory setup and discuss the assumption of deterministic crosstalk in the context of the weak link effect in the detectors. We conclude that crosstalk levels predicted by the model are conservative with respect to the observed levels.
KeywordsAthena X-IFU TES FDM Crosstalk
The authors acknowledge the support of K. Ravensberg and M. Schoemans with the cryogenic measurements. This work is financially supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and has been partially funded by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie und der Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Grant 50 QR 1402.