18 October 1996 Astro-E hard x-ray detector
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Astro-E is the x-ray satellite to be launched in the year 2000 by Inst. of Space & Astronautical Science. This report deals with the design and expected performance of the hard x-ray detector (HXD), one of the 3 experiments aboard Astro- E. The HXD is a combination of GSO/BGO well-type phoswich counters and silicon PIN diodes: the two combined will cover a wide energy band of 10 - 700 keV. The detector is characterized by its low background of approximately 10-5/s/cm2/keV and its sensitivity higher than any past missions between a few 10 keV and several 100 keV. Combined with the other 2 experiments, a micro-calorimeter array (XRS) and 4 CCD arrays (XIS), both with x-ray mirrors, the mission will cover the soft and hard x-ray range at a highest sensitivity.
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Tuneyoshi Kamae, Tuneyoshi Kamae, Hajime Ezawa, Hajime Ezawa, Yasushi Fukazawa, Yasushi Fukazawa, Masaharu Hirayama, Masaharu Hirayama, Eriko Idesawa, Eriko Idesawa, Naoko Iyomoto, Naoko Iyomoto, Hidehiro Kaneda, Hidehiro Kaneda, Ginga Kawaguti, Ginga Kawaguti, Motohide Kokubun, Motohide Kokubun, Hidetoshi Kubo, Hidetoshi Kubo, Aya Kubota, Aya Kubota, Kyoko Matsushita, Kyoko Matsushita, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Kazuo Makishima, Kazuo Makishima, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Satoko Osone, Satoko Osone, H. Obayashi, H. Obayashi, Yoshitaka Saito, Yoshitaka Saito, Takayuki Tamura, Takayuki Tamura, Masaaki Tanaka, Masaaki Tanaka, Makoto Tashiro, Makoto Tashiro, Jun Kataoka, Jun Kataoka, Toshio Murakami, Toshio Murakami, Naomi Ota, Naomi Ota, Hideki Ozawa, Hideki Ozawa, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Kyoko Takizawa, Kyoko Takizawa, Tadayuki Takahashi, Tadayuki Takahashi, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Atsumasa Yoshida, Atsumasa Yoshida, Hirokazu Ikeda, Hirokazu Ikeda, Kiwamu Tsukada, Kiwamu Tsukada, Masaharu Nomachi, Masaharu Nomachi, "Astro-E hard x-ray detector", Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253993; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.253993
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