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EURECA: a European-Japanese micro-calorimeter array
Author(s): Piet A. J. de Korte; Jose V. Anquita; Xavier Barcons; Paolo Bastia; Joern Beyer; Fernando Briones; Chris Brockley Blatt; Marcel Bruijn; Javier Bussons; Augustin Camon; M. Teresa Ceballos; Dietmar Drung; Christian Enns; Lourdes Fabrega; George Fraser; Flavio Gatti; Luciano Gottardi; Wojtek Hajdas; Panu Helistö; Ian Hepburn; Jan-Willem den Herder; Henk Hoevers; Yoshitaka Ishisaki; Mikko Kiviranta; Jan van der Kuur; Aliko Mchedlishvili; Kazu Mitsuda; Luigi Piro; Javier Sese; Noriko Yamasaki; Chris Whitford
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Paper Abstract

EURECA (EURopean-JapanEse Calorimeter Array) comprises a 5 x 5 pixel imaging TES-based micro-calorimeter array read-out by SQUID-based frequency-domain-multiplexed electronics and cooled down by an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator. A European-Japanese consortium designs, fabricates, and tests this prototype instrument with the aim to show within about 2 years technology readiness of a TES-based X-ray imaging micro-calorimeter array in anticipation of future X-ray astronomy missions, like XEUS (ESA), Constellation-X (NASA), NEXT (JAXA), DIOS (JAXA), ESTREMO (ASI), and NEW (Dutch-multinational). This paper describes the instrument concept, and shows the design of the various sub-units, like the TES detector array, LC-filters, SQUID-amplifiers, flux-locked-loop electronics, AC-bias sources, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62661Z (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672971
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Piet A. J. de Korte, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Jose V. Anquita, Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (Spain)
Xavier Barcons, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (Spain)
Paolo Bastia, Alcatel Alenia Space S.p.A. (Italy)
Joern Beyer, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Fernando Briones, Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (Spain)
Chris Brockley Blatt, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Marcel Bruijn, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Javier Bussons, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (Spain)
Augustin Camon, Univ. de Zaragoza (Spain)
M. Teresa Ceballos, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (Spain)
Dietmar Drung, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Christian Enns, Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Lourdes Fabrega, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, CSIC (Spain)
George Fraser, Space Research Ctr., Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Flavio Gatti, INFN (Italy)
Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
Luciano Gottardi, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Wojtek Hajdas, Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland)
Panu Helistö, VTT Sensors (Finland)
Ian Hepburn, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jan-Willem den Herder, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Henk Hoevers, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Mikko Kiviranta, VTT Sensors (Finland)
Jan van der Kuur, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Aliko Mchedlishvili, Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland)
Kazu Mitsuda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/JAXA (Japan)
Luigi Piro, Istituto Astrofisica Spaziale Fisica Cosmica, INAF (Italy)
Javier Sese, Univ. de Zaragoza (Spain)
Noriko Yamasaki, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA (Japan)
Chris Whitford, Space Research Ctr., Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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