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New design for a gamma-ray imaging telescope
Author(s): Fan Lei; Zhong He; K. Byard; David Ramsden
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Paper Abstract

A new design for a broad-band imaging telescope intended for operation within the energy range from about 15 keV to more than 1 MeV is described. The detection plane of this coded aperture telescope consists of an array of position-sensitive scintillation counters that are designed to provide a constant spatial resolution of 1 cm over the full energy range. The detection elements are intimately shielded by the combination of a phoswich veto system and an active shield. The predicted background rates indicate that the telescope could provide a good imaging capability and a competitive sensitivity within a modest payload mass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1948, Astroparticle Physics and Novel Gamma-Ray Telescopes, (19 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161385
Show Author Affiliations
Fan Lei, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Zhong He, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
K. Byard, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David Ramsden, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1948:
Astroparticle Physics and Novel Gamma-Ray Telescopes
David B. Cline, Editor(s)

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