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Wide-field MAXI: soft x-ray transient monitor on the ISS
Author(s): Nobuyuki Kawai; Hiroshi Tomida; Yoichi Yatsu; Tatehiro Mihara; Shiro Ueno; Masashi Kimura; Makoto Arimoto; Motoko Serino; Takanori Sakamoto; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Takayoshi Kohmura; Hitoshi Negoro; Yoshihiro Ueda; Mikio Morii; Yoko Tsuboi; Ken Ebisawa; Atsumasa Yoshida
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Paper Abstract

WF-MAXI is a soft X-ray transient monitor proposed for the ISS/JEM. Unlike MAXI, it will always cover a large field of view (20 % of the entire sky) to detect short transients more efficiently. In addition to the various transient sources seen by MAXI, we hope to localize X-ray counterparts of gravitational wave events, expected to be directly detected by Advanced-LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA in late 2010's. The main instrument, the Soft X-ray Large Solid Angle Cameras (SLC) is sensitive in the 0.7-12 keV band with a localization accuracy of ~ 0:1°. The Hard X-ray Monitor (HXM) covers the same sky field in the 20 keV-1 MeV band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442P (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057188
Show Author Affiliations
Nobuyuki Kawai, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hiroshi Tomida, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yoichi Yatsu, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tatehiro Mihara, RIKEN (Japan)
Shiro Ueno, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masashi Kimura, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Makoto Arimoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Motoko Serino, RIKEN (Japan)
Takanori Sakamoto, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takayoshi Kohmura, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
Hitoshi Negoro, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Ueda, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Mikio Morii, RIKEN (Japan)
Yoko Tsuboi, Chuo Univ. (Japan)
Ken Ebisawa, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (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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