Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Observational response of MAXI onboard ISS
Author(s): Naoki Isobe; Masaru Matsuoka; Shiro Ueno; Hiroshi Tomida; Kazuyoshi Kawasaki; Haruyoshi Katayama; Tatehiro Mihara; Mitsuhiro Kohama; Ikuya Sakurai; Motoki Nakajima; Nobuyuki Kawai; Jun Kataoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Daiki Takahashi; Masami Uzawa; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Isao Tanaka
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The current status is reported of the development of Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image and the measurement of its observational response. MAXI is a scanning X-ray camera to be attached to the Japanese Experiment Module of the International Space Station in 2008. MAXI is mainly composed of two kinds of instruments, GSC which is sensitive to the 2 - 30 keV photons, and SSC to the 0.5 - 10 keV ones. As an X-ray all-sky monitor, MAXI has an unprecedented sensitivity of 7 mCrab in one orbit scan, and 1 mCrab in one week. Using the engineering mode of the proportional counter and of the collimator for GSC, the observational response of GSC is extensively measured. The acceptable performances are obtained as a whole for both the collimator and the counter. The engineering models of the other part of MAXI are also constructed and the measurement of their performance is ongoing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5165, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII, (3 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.505315
Show Author Affiliations
Naoki Isobe, 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)
Hiroshi Tomida, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Haruyoshi Katayama, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Tatehiro Mihara, RIKEN-Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Mitsuhiro Kohama, RIKEN-Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Ikuya Sakurai, RIKEN-Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Motoki Nakajima, RIKEN-Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kawai, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Jun Kataoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Daiki Takahashi, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Masami Uzawa, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Isao Tanaka, Meisei Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5165:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top