30 January 2002 InFOCμS balloon-borne hard x-ray experiment with multilayer supermirror x-ray telescope
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We have been developing the high throughput hard X-ray telescope, using reflectors coated with the depth graded multilayer known as supermirror, which is considered to be a key technology for future satellite hard X-ray imaging missions. InFOC(mu) $S, the International Focusing Optics Collaboration for (mu) -Crab Sensitivity is the project of the balloon observation of a cosmic hard X-ray source with this type of hard X-ray telescope and CdZnTe pixel detector as a focal plane imager. For the fist InFOC(mu) S balloon experiment, we developed the hard X-ray telescope with outermost diameter of 40cm, focal length of 8m and energy band pass of 20-40 keV, for which Pt/C multilayer was used. From the pre-flight X-ray calibration, we confirmed its energy band and imaging capability of 2 arcmin HPD and 10 arcmin FOV of FWHM, and a effective area of 50 cm2 for 20-40 keV X-ray. We report the current status of our balloon borne experiment and performance of our hard X-ray telescope.
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Yuzuru Tawara, Koujun Yamashita, Yasushi Ogasaka, Keisuke Tamura, Kazutoshi Haga, Takashi Okajima, Satoshi Ichimaru, Seiji Takahashi, Arifumi Gotou, Hideo Kitou, Shinichi Fukuda, Yuichi Kamata, Akihiro Furuzawa, Fumie Akimoto, Tsutomu Yoshioka, Kazuo Kondou, Yoshito Haba, Takeshi Tanaka, Hideyo Kunieda, Kazutami Misaki, Jack Tuller, Peter J. Serlemitsos, Kai-Wing Chan, Yang Soong, Scott M. Owens, Fred Berendse, W.H. Baugartner, Hans Krimm, H. Bradford Barber, Erick T. Young, "InFOCμS balloon-borne hard x-ray experiment with multilayer supermirror x-ray telescope", Proc. SPIE 4496, X-Ray Optics for Astronomy: Telescopes, Multilayers, Spectrometers, and Missions, (30 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454363; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454363


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