MGEANT—A GEANT-based multi-purpose simulation package for gamma-ray astronomy missions

Sturner, S. J.; Seifert, H.; Shrader, C.; Teegarden, B. J.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p814
Academic Journal
MGEANT is a multi-purpose simulation package based on the CERN GEANT package and Program Library. This package allows for the rapid prototyping of a wide variety of gamma-ray detector systems. The two main advantages of this package over standard GEANT simulations are 1) the detector geometry and material data are supplied via input files instead of being hard coded and 2) MGEANT has several built in spectral and beam options including the ability to simulate observations with multiple pointings and diffuse sources. We are currently using MGEANT to produce detailed observation simulations and response matrices for INTEGRAL/SPI. We present a sample of the type of work that has been done at GSFC using MGEANT simulations. This software package is available from our website http://lheawww.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/gamcosray/legr/integral/. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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