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MARXS (Multi-Architecture-Raytrace-Xraymission-Simulator) is a toolsuite to simulate X-ray observatories. It is primarily aimed at astronomical X-ray satellites and sounding rocket payloads, but can be used to ray-trace experiments in the laboratory as well. MARXS performs polarization Monte-Carlo ray-trace simulations from a source (astronomical or lab) through a collection of optical elements such as mirrors, baffles, and gratings to a detector.
MARXS modular structure is designed to serve two main use cases:
MARXS is written in Python.