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LOFT LAD AND WFM RESPONSE FILES

Preliminary version of the LOFT instruments response files and simulated background can be downloaded from this page (both LAD and WFM files are presently available). For any question regarding these files please send us an email using the  form available HERE.

LAD files
WFM files

 

 

 

 
LAD response files
 
(Consult also the LOFT Instruments page for more details on the LAD)

 

 
 
 
FILES CORRESPONDING TO THE LAD CONFIGURATION FOR LOFT IN M4 (preliminary!): 
 
File Notes  
LAD_8m2.rmf RMF file assuming a preliminary LAD configuration in M4 All LAD M4 files
LAD_8m2.arf ARF file assuming a preliminary LAD configuration in M4
LAD_8m2.bkg Background estimated assuming the preliminary LAD configuration in M4
 
 
FILES CORRESPONDING TO REQUIREMENT AND GOAL CONFIGURATIONS FOR THE LAD: 
 
File Notes File Packs
LAD_Requirements_v5.3.rmf RMF file assuming LAD current capabilities ("Requirement") All requirement files
LAD_Requirements_v5.3.arf ARF file assuming LAD current capabilities ("requirement")
LAD_Requirements_v6.3.bkg Background estimated assuming LAD current capabilities ("requirement")
 
LAD_Goal_v5.3.rmf RMF file assuming LAD foreseen capabilities ("goal") All goal files
LAD_Goal_v5.3.arf ARF file assuming LAD foreseen capabilities ("goal")
LAD_Goal_v6.3.bkg Background estimated assuming foreseen LAD capabilities ("goal")

 

FILES CORRESPONDING TO SINGLE-ANODE EVENTS ONLY IN THE REQUIREMENT AND GOAL CONFIGURATIONS FOR THE LAD:  

 

File Notes File Packs
LAD_Requirements_Single_v5.3.rmf RMF file for single-anode events only assuming the LAD current capabilities ("requirement") All single events requirement files
LAD_Requirements_Single_v5.3.arf ARF file for single-anode events only assuming LAD current capabilities ("requirement")
LAD_Requirements_Single_v6.3.bkg Background estimated for single-anode events only assuming LAD current capabilities ("requirement")
 
LAD_Goal_Single_v5.3.rmf RMF file for single-anode events only assuming LAD foreseen capabilities ("goal") All single events goal files
LAD_Goal_Single_v5.3.arf ARF file for single-anode events only assuming LAD foreseen capabilities ("goal")
LAD_Goal_Single_v6.3.bkg Background estimated for single-anode events only assuming foreseen LAD capabilities ("goal")
 
 
 
WFM response files
 
(Consult also the LOFT Instruments page for more details on the WFM)

 

 
File Notes File Packs
WFM_full.rmf Full resolution WFM RMF file All WFM response files in full resolution
WFM_full.arf Full resolution WFM ARF file
WFM_full.bkg Full resolution WFM Background
   
WFM_16ch.rmf 16 Channels WFM RMF file All WFM response files in 16 channles
WFM_16ch.arf 16 Channels WFM ARF file
WFM_16ch.bkg 16 Channels WFM Background
   
LOFTWFM_1yearmap_exposure.fits Expected 1-year exposure map for observations performed with the WFM
LOFTWFM_FOVmap.fits WFM field of view in fits format for a sample pointing toward the Galactic center

 

Please use all the above files carefully.

All the assumption and approximations used to obtain them are relying on preliminar study of the instruments capabilities.