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Soft x-ray imager onboard ASTRO-H
Author(s): Hiroshi Tsunemi; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Hiroshi Nakajima; Takeshi Go Tsuru; Takaaki Tanaka; Tadayasu Dotani; Masayuki Ozaki; Chikara Natsukari; Hiroshi Tomida; Junko S. Hiraga; Takayoshi Kohmura; Hiroshi Murakami; Koji Mori; Makoto Yamauchi; Isamu Hatsukade; Aya Bamba
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Paper Abstract

The Soft X-ray Imager, SXI, is an X-ray CCD camera onboard the ASTRO-H satellite to be launched in 2015. ASTRO-H will carry two types of soft X-ray detector. The X-ray calorimeter, SXS, has an excellent energy resolution with a narrow field of view while the SXI has a medium energy resolution with a large field of view, 38′ square. We employ 4 CCDs of P-channel type with a depletion layer of 200 μm. Having passed the CDR, we assemble the FM so that we can join the final assembly. We present here the SXI status and its expected performance in orbit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8859, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII, 88590C (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023267
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kiyoshi Hayashida, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Nakajima, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Go Tsuru, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Takaaki Tanaka, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Tadayasu Dotani, Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (Japan)
Masayuki Ozaki, Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (Japan)
Chikara Natsukari, Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (Japan)
Hiroshi Tomida, Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (Japan)
Junko S. Hiraga, Graduate School of Science, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takayoshi Kohmura, Kogakuin Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Murakami, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Koji Mori, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Yamauchi, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Isamu Hatsukade, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Aya Bamba, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8859:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII
Oswald H. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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