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X-ray gamma-ray polarimetry small satellite PolariS
Author(s): Kiyoshi Hayashida; Daisuke Yonetoku; Shuichi Gunji; Toru Tamagawa; Tatehiro Mihara; Tsunefumi Mizuno; Tadayasu Dotani; Hidetoshi Kubo; Toshio Murakami; Yoichi Yatsu; Fuyuki Tokanai; Hirohisa Sakurai; Hiromitsu Takahashi; Shunji Kitamoto; Akira Furuzawa; Masaaki Sadamoto; Fumiyoshi Kamitsukasa; Kazuhiro Deguchi; Naohisa Anabuki; Hiroshi Tsunemi
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Paper Abstract

PolariS (Polarimetry Satellite) is a Japanese small satellite mission dedicated to polarimetry of X-ray and γ-ray sources. The primary aim of the mission is to perform wide band X-ray (4-80 keV) polarimetry of sources brighter than 10 mCrab. For this purpose, Polaris employs three hard X-ray telescopes and two types of focal plane imaging polarimeters. PolariS observations will measure the X-ray polarization for tens of sources including extragalactic ones mostly for the first time. The second purpose of the mission is γ-ray polarimetry of transient sources, such as γ-ray bursts. Wide field polarimeters based on similar concept as that used in the IKAROS/GAP but with higher sensitivity, i.e., polarization measurement of 10 bursts per year, will be employed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84434G (27 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926002
Show Author Affiliations
Kiyoshi Hayashida, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Daisuke Yonetoku, Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)
Shuichi Gunji, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Toru Tamagawa, RIKEN (Japan)
Tatehiro Mihara, RIKEN (Japan)
Tsunefumi Mizuno, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Tadayasu Dotani, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hidetoshi Kubo, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Toshio Murakami, Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)
Yoichi Yatsu, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Fuyuki Tokanai, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Hirohisa Sakurai, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Hiromitsu Takahashi, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Shunji Kitamoto, Rikkyo Univ. (Japan)
Akira Furuzawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Masaaki Sadamoto, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Fumiyoshi Kamitsukasa, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhiro Deguchi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Naohisa Anabuki, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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