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X-ray detectors and calibration system for the MAXI mission
Author(s): Ken'ichi Torii; Masaru Matsuoka; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Hiroshi Tomida; Shiro Ueno; Wei Ming Yuan; Nobuyuki Kawai; Tatehiro Mihara; Atsumasa Yoshida; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Hitoshi Negoro; Ikuya Sakurai; Yuji Shirasaki; Daisuke Akutsu; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Shunji Kitamoto; Kouji Mori; Hideki Ogata; Kumi Yoshita; Makoto Yamauchi
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Paper Abstract

Monitor of All-Sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is the first astrophysical payload for the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station. It is designed for monitoring all sky in the x-ray band. Two kinds of x-ray detectors, the gas slit camera and the solid-state slit camera, are employed. The former is the gas proportional counter with 1D position sensitivity and the latter is the x-ray CCD. We have designed and constructed the engineering models of both detectors. We have also developed an x-ray irradiation facility in the Tsukuba Space Center of National Space Development Agency of Japan. We report the status of the mission and introduce the x-ray irradiation facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366544
Show Author Affiliations
Ken'ichi Torii, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Masaru Matsuoka, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Mutsumi Sugizaki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Hiroshi Tomida, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Shiro Ueno, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Wei Ming Yuan, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kawai, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and National Space Development Agen (Japan)
Tatehiro Mihara, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and National Space Development Agen (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and National Space Development Agen (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ., CREST/JST, and National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ., CREST/JST, and National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Hitoshi Negoro, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Ikuya Sakurai, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Yuji Shirasaki, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Daisuke Akutsu, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kiyoshi Hayashida, Osaka Univ. and CREST/JST (Japan)
Shunji Kitamoto, Osaka Univ. and CREST/JST (Japan)
Kouji Mori, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hideki Ogata, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kumi Yoshita, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Yamauchi, Miyazaki Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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