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Cosmic-ray background simulation for the CCD camera (SSC) of the MAXI mission onboard the International Space Station
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Paper Abstract

We report on the background study of the CCD camera of the MAXI mission on-board the International Space Station. Our study is based on the simulation using the Geant4 toolkit. We studied the background from cosmic electron in 3-100MeV range mainly. Our result shows that the design of collimator and slit is important to reduce the X-ray background (mainly bremsstrahlung). Thick collimator and slit is preferable. Material is also important.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461290
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Tomida, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Masaru Matsuoka, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Shiro Ueno, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Isao Tanaka, Meisei Electric Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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