22 October 1999 X-ray detectors and calibration system for the MAXI mission
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Monitor of All-Sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is the first astrophysical payload for the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station. It is designed for monitoring all sky in the x-ray band. Two kinds of x-ray detectors, the gas slit camera and the solid-state slit camera, are employed. The former is the gas proportional counter with 1D position sensitivity and the latter is the x-ray CCD. We have designed and constructed the engineering models of both detectors. We have also developed an x-ray irradiation facility in the Tsukuba Space Center of National Space Development Agency of Japan. We report the status of the mission and introduce the x-ray irradiation facility.
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Ken'ichi Torii, Masaru Matsuoka, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Hiroshi Tomida, Shiro Ueno, Wei Ming Yuan, Nobuyuki Kawai, Tatehiro Mihara, Atsumasa Yoshida, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Emi Miyata, Hitoshi Negoro, Ikuya Sakurai, Yuji Shirasaki, Daisuke Akutsu, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Shunji Kitamoto, Kouji Mori, Hideki Ogata, Kumi Yoshita, Makoto Yamauchi, "X-ray detectors and calibration system for the MAXI mission", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366544; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.366544
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