ChaRT is easily run with a few input parameters, producing output data files that contain the simulated HRMA PSF. The following threads illustrate collecting the necessary input for ChaRT, unpacking and identifying the output files and the final step of projecting the HRMA PSF onto the detector-plane.
Using ChaRT Outputs
After running ChaRT, the simulated PSF must be projected onto
onto the detector-plane—this is done with
which includes the detector response—and an image file may
be created from the projected event file.
- Using MARX to Create an Event File from ChaRT Rays
- Creating an Image of the PSF
It is also possible to use the intrinsic MARX instrument and HRMA
models to perform raytracing. If a PSF with a source spectrum
is desired, then a MARX-compatible input spectrum may be created.
- Creating an Input Spectrum for Running MARX Simulations
Data Analysis Threads
The PSF effects may also be accounted for during 2D image
- Using a PSF Image as the Convolution Kernel