Astro-E hard x-ray detector

Tsuneyoshi Kamae, Hajime Ezawa, Yasushi Fukazawa, Masaharu Hirayama, Eriko Idesawa, Naoko Iyomoto, Hidehiro Kaneda, G. Kawaguti, M. Kokubun, Hidetoshi Kubo, A. Kubota, Kyoko Matsushita, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Kazuo Makishima

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Abstract

Astro-E is the x-ray satellite to be launched in the year 2000 by Inst. of Space & Astronautical Science. This report deals with the design and expected performance of the hard x-ray detector (HXD), one of the 3 experiments aboard Astro-E. The HXD is a combination of GSO/BGO well-type phoswich counters and silicon PIN diodes: the two combined will cover a wide energy band of 10-700 keV. The detector is characterized by its low background of approximately 10 -5/s/cm 2/keV and its sensitivity higher than any past missions between a few 10 keV and several 100 keV. Combined with the other 2 experiments, a micro-calorimeter array (XRS) and 4 CCD arrays (XIS), both with x-ray mirrors, the mission will cover the soft and hard x-ray range at a highest sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsBrian D. Ramsey, Thomas A. Parnell
Pages314-328
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
EventGamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 1996 Aug 51996 Aug 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2806

Other

OtherGamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period96/8/596/8/7

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kamae, T., Ezawa, H., Fukazawa, Y., Hirayama, M., Idesawa, E., Iyomoto, N., Kaneda, H., Kawaguti, G., Kokubun, M., Kubo, H., Kubota, A., Matsushita, K., Matsuzaki, K., & Makishima, K. (1996). Astro-E hard x-ray detector. In B. D. Ramsey, & T. A. Parnell (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 314-328). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2806).