Electronic system for the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector

T. Takahashi, M. Nomachi, Y. Fukazawa, M. Tashiro, H. Ezawa, M. Hamaya, M. Horii, N. Isobe, N. Iyomoto, J. Kataoka, T. Kamae, G. Kawaguchi, H. Kubo, S. Kubo, Aya Kubota

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Abstract

Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) is one of three instruments on the fifth Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite, Astro-E, scheduled for launch in 2000. The sensitivity of the Astro-E HXD will be higher by more than one order of magnitude than that of any previous instrument between 10 keV and several 100 keV. The electronic system is designed to handle many independent data channels from the HXD within the limitation of size and power consumption required in Astro-E. In this paper, we will present the design and the preliminary performance of the processing electronic system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsO.H.W. Siegmund
PublisherSPIE
Pages155-168
Number of pages14
Volume3445
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1998 Jul 221998 Jul 24

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period98/7/2298/7/24

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Takahashi, T., Nomachi, M., Fukazawa, Y., Tashiro, M., Ezawa, H., Hamaya, M., ... Kubota, A. (1998). Electronic system for the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector. In O. H. W. Siegmund (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3445, pp. 155-168). SPIE.