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Performance of the engineering model of the MAXI/SSC
Author(s): Haruyoshi Katayama; Hiroshi Tomida; Masaru Matsuoka; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Daisuke Kamiyama; Norbert Nemes
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Paper Abstract

Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is an astrophysical payload for the Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) on the International Space Station (ISS). MAXI is designed for monitoring all sky in the X-ray band. MAXI consists of two X-ray detector systems: the Gas Slit Camera (GSC) and the Solid-state Slit Camera (SSC). The SSC consists of two CCD cameras: each contains 16 CCD chips. The CCD chip has 1024 x 1024 pixels and covers 25mm square. The thickness of depletion layer is 70 μm. These CCD chips are cooled down below -60° using a combination of the radiator and the peltier cooler. We have developed the engineering model (EM) of the MAXI/SSC. Combining with the EM electronics, we achieved the low readout noise (~5 e- rms) and a good energy resolution (150 eV at MnKα). We report the current status of the developments of the MAXI/SSC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5501, High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551029
Show Author Affiliations
Haruyoshi Katayama, JAXA (Japan)
Hiroshi Tomida, JAXA (Japan)
Masaru Matsuoka, JAXA (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, JAXA (Japan)
Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Emi Miyata, JAXA (Japan)
Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Daisuke Kamiyama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Norbert Nemes, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5501:
High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy
Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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