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The NHXM spectral-imaging cameras
Author(s): O. Catalano; A. Argan; R. Bellazzini; A. Brez; E. Costa; C. Fiorini; G. Malaguti; G. Pareschi; G. Tagliaferri; M. Uslenghi
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Paper Abstract

The New Hard X-ray Mission (NHXM) is conceived to extend the grazing-angle reflection imaging capability up to energy of 80 keV. The NHXM payload consists of four telescopes. Three of them have at their focal plane identical spectral-imaging camera operating between 0.2 and beyond 80 keV, while the fourth has a X-ray imaging polarimeter. The spectral-imaging cameras are constituted by two detection layers: a Low Energy Detector (LED) and a High Energy Detector (HED) surrounded by an Anti Coincidence (AC) system. Here we will present the preliminary design and the solutions that we are currently studying to meet the top level system requirements of these cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773219 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856944
Show Author Affiliations
O. Catalano, INAF-IASF Palermo (Italy)
A. Argan, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy)
R. Bellazzini, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
A. Brez, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
E. Costa, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
C. Fiorini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
G. Malaguti, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
G. Pareschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Tagliaferri, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
M. Uslenghi, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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