Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Simon Richard Bandler



Org Code: 662

Mail Code: 662
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: NASA

Brief Bio

Working mostly on the development of X-ray microcalorimeter arrays for the Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit Instrument. I lead this U.S. contribution to this European instrument.

Also working on the development of the Lynx X-ray Microcalorimeter instrument concept for the Lynx mission being proposed in the U.S. to the 2020 Decadal Review. For this project he is a Co-lead for this instrument concept.

On terms of low temperature detector development, he continues to work on the development of advanced transition-edge sensor (TES) X-ray microcalorimeters and magnetic calorimeter X-ray microcalorimeters.

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Current Projects

Transition-edge sensor X-ray microcalorimeter array for the Integral Field Unit Instrument on Athena

Technology & Missions

Development of the Lynx X-ray Microcalorimeter instrument concept - part of the Lynx X-ray Observatory being proposed to the 2020 Decadal Survey.

Technology & Missions

Development of X-ray Magnetic Calorimeter arrays for Lynx

Technology & Missions

Development of transition-edge sensor X-ray microcalorimeter arrays for Lynx, Super-DIOS and a future Solar mission with an an X-ray microcalorimeter.

Technology & Missions

Development of flight-compatible electronics for reading out future X-ray microcalorimeter instruments in space.

Technology & Missions

Development of innovative new infrared/UV/optical blocking filters based upon grill filters for microcalorimeter instruments with high throughput at low X-ray energies.

Technology & Missions