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MXT instrument on-board the French-Chinese SVOM mission
Author(s): Karine Mercier; François Gonzalez; Diego Götz; Martin Boutelier; Narjiss Boufracha; Vadim Burwitz; Marie Claire Charmeau; Paul Drumm; Charlotte Feldman; Albert Gomes; Jean Michel Le Duigou; Norbert Meidinger; Aline Meuris; Paul O'Brien; Julian Osborne; Pierre Pasqier; Laurent Perraud; James F. Pearson; Frédéric Pinsard; Estelle Raynal; Richard Willingale
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Paper Abstract

The SVOM (Space-based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor) French-Chinese mission is dedicated to the detection, localization and study of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) and other high-energy transient phenomena. We first present the general description of the French payload composed of the ECLAIRs instrument, dedicated to GRB detection and localization and the MXT instrument, dedicated to GRB follow-up observation in soft X-ray band. Then the paper describes more in detail the design and the performances of the MXT instrument, finally a status of MXT development will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 1069921 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313561
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Karine Mercier, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
François Gonzalez, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Diego Götz, CEA Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (France)
Martin Boutelier, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Narjiss Boufracha, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marie Claire Charmeau, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Paul Drumm, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Charlotte Feldman, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Albert Gomes, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Jean Michel Le Duigou, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Aline Meuris, CEA-DRF-IRFU (France)
Paul O'Brien, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Julian Osborne, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Pierre Pasqier, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Laurent Perraud, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
James F. Pearson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Frédéric Pinsard, CEA-DRF-IRFU (France)
Estelle Raynal, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10699:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Shouleh Nikzad; Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Editor(s)

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