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, Yuzuru Tawara, Koujun Yamashita, Koujun Yamashita, Yasushi Ogasaka, Yasushi Ogasaka, Keisuke Tamura, Keisuke Tamura, Kazutoshi Haga, Kazutoshi Haga, Takashi Okajima, Takashi Okajima, Satoshi Ichimaru, Satoshi Ichimaru, Seiji Takahashi, Seiji Takahashi, Arifumi Gotou, Arifumi Gotou, Hideo Kitou, Hideo Kitou, Shinichi Fukuda, Shinichi Fukuda, Yuichi Kamata, Yuichi Kamata, Akihiro Furuzawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Fumie Akimoto, Fumie Akimoto, Tsutomu Yoshioka, Tsutomu Yoshioka, Kazuo Kondou, Kazuo Kondou, Yoshito Haba, Yoshito Haba, Takeshi Tanaka, Takeshi Tanaka, Hideyo Kunieda, Hideyo Kunieda, Kazutami Misaki, Kazutami Misaki, Jack Tuller, Jack Tuller, Peter J. Serlemitsos, Peter J. Serlemitsos, Kai-Wing Chan, Kai-Wing Chan, Yang Soong, Yang Soong, Scott M. Owens, Scott M. Owens, Fred Berendse, Fred Berendse, W.H. Baugartner, W.H. Baugartner, Hans Krimm, Hans Krimm, H. Bradford Barber, H. Bradford Barber, Erick T. Young, 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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