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X-ray gamma-ray polarimetry small satellite PolariS
Author(s): Kiyoshi Hayashida; Daisuke Yonetoku; Shuichi Gunji; Toru Tamagawa; Tatehiro Mihara; Tsunefumi Mizuno; Hiromitsu Takahashi; Tadayasu Dotani; Hidetoshi Kubo; Yoichi Yatsu; Fuyuku Tokanai; Takeshi Nakamori; Shinpei Shibata; Asami Hayato; Akihiro Furuzawa; Yuji Kishimoto; Shunji Kitamoto; Kenji Toma; Masaaki Sadamoto; Keigo Yoshinaga; Juyong Kim; Shunichiro Ide; Fumiyoshi Kamitsukasa; Naohisa Anabuki; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Jun Katagiri; Juri Sugimoto
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Paper Abstract

PolariS (Polarimetry Satellite) is a Japanese small satellite mission dedicated to polarimetry of X-ray and γ-ray sources. The primary aim of the mission is to perform hard X-ray (10-80 keV) polarimetry of sources brighter than 10 mCrab. For this purpose, PolariS employs three hard X-ray telescopes and scattering type imaging polarimeters. PolariS will measure the X-ray polarization for tens of sources including extragalactic ones mostly for the first time. The second purpose of the mission is γ-ray polarimetry of transient sources, such as γ-ray bursts (GRBs). Wide field polarimeters based on similar concept as that used in the IKAROS/GAP but with higher sensitivity will be used, and polarization measurement of 10 GRBs per year is expected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91440K (1 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056685
Show Author Affiliations
Kiyoshi Hayashida, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Daisuke Yonetoku, Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)
Shuichi Gunji, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Toru Tamagawa, RIKEN (Japan)
Tatehiro Mihara, RIKEN (Japan)
Tsunefumi Mizuno, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Hiromitsu Takahashi, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Tadayasu Dotani, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hidetoshi Kubo, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Yoichi Yatsu, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Fuyuku Tokanai, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Nakamori, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Shinpei Shibata, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Asami Hayato, RIKEN (Japan)
Akihiro Furuzawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Kishimoto, KEK-High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
Shunji Kitamoto, Rikkyo Univ. (Japan)
Kenji Toma, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Masaaki Sadamoto, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Keigo Yoshinaga, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Juyong Kim, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Shunichiro Ide, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Fumiyoshi Kamitsukasa, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Naohisa Anabuki, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Jun Katagiri, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Juri Sugimoto, RIKEN (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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