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Development status and simulation study of monitor of all-sky x-ray image (MAXI) mission
Author(s): Hiroshi Tomida; Masaru Matsuoka; Kazuyoshi Kawasaki; Shiro Ueno; Yasuki Adachi; Mitsuhiro Kohama; Motoko Suzuki; Masaki Ishikawa; Haruyoshi Katayama; Tatehiro Mihara; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Naoki Isobe; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Nobuyuki Kawai; Jun Kataoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Hitoshi Negoro; Motoki Nakajima; Yoshihiro Ueda; Satochi Eguchi; Mikio Morii
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Paper Abstract

MAXI (Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image) is a payload on board the International Space Station, and will be launched on April 2009. We report on the current development status on MAXI, in particular on the two types of X-ray camera (GSC and SSC), and the simulation results of the MAXI observation. SSC is a CCD camera. The moderate energy resolution enables us to detect the various emission peak including 0.5 keV oxygen line. The averaged energy resolution at the CCD temperature of -70 deg is 144.5 eV (FWHM) for 5.9 keV X-ray. GSC includes proportional gas counters, which have large X-ray detection area (5350cm2). The averaged position resolution of 1.1mm at 8 keV enable us to determined the celestial position of bright sources within the accuracy of 0.1 degree. The simulation study involving the results of performance test exhibits the high sensitivity of MAXI as designed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70112R (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788833
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Tomida, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masaru Matsuoka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Shiro Ueno, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yasuki Adachi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Mitsuhiro Kohama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Motoko Suzuki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masaki Ishikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies, Sokendai (Japan)
Haruyoshi Katayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tatehiro Mihara, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, RIKEN (Japan)
Mutsumi Sugizaki, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, RIKEN (Japan)
Naoki Isobe, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, RIKEN (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kawai, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Jun Kataoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Kazutaka Yamaoka, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Hitoshi Negoro, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Motoki Nakajima, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Ueda, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Satochi Eguchi, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Mikio Morii, Rikkyo Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7011:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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