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Expanding the Constellation-X field of view with position-sensitive x-ray microcalorimeters
Author(s): E. Figueroa-Feliciano; S. R. Bandler; K. Boyce; R. P. Brekosky; J. A. Chervenak; F. M. Finkbeiner; N. Iyomoto; R. L. Kelley; C. A. Kilbourne; F. S. Porter; T. Saab; J. E. Sadleir
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Paper Abstract

We report on our studies of possible configurations for the focal plane of the Constellation-X mission. Taking advantage of new developments in both SQUID multiplexing technology and position-sensitive detectors, we present a viable focal plane intrument design that would greatly enhance the reference Constellation-X configuration of a 32 × 32 array. An order of magnitude increase in the number of pixels of the focal plane array from the current 1024-pixel reference design is achievable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6276, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, 627615 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672257
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E. Figueroa-Feliciano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
S. R. Bandler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland (United States)
K. Boyce, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. P. Brekosky, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Swales Aerospace (United States)
J. A. Chervenak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
F. M. Finkbeiner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
N. Iyomoto, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. L. Kelley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. A. Kilbourne, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
F. S. Porter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
T. Saab, Univ. of Florida (United States)
J. E. Sadleir, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Illinois (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6276:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II
David A. Dorn; Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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