15 June 2006 Expanding the Constellation-X field of view with position-sensitive x-ray microcalorimeters
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We report on our studies of possible configurations for the focal plane of the Constellation-X mission. Taking advantage of new developments in both SQUID multiplexing technology and position-sensitive detectors, we present a viable focal plane intrument design that would greatly enhance the reference Constellation-X configuration of a 32 × 32 array. An order of magnitude increase in the number of pixels of the focal plane array from the current 1024-pixel reference design is achievable.
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E. Figueroa-Feliciano, S. R. Bandler, K. Boyce, R. P. Brekosky, J. A. Chervenak, F. M. Finkbeiner, N. Iyomoto, R. L. Kelley, C. A. Kilbourne, F. S. Porter, T. Saab, J. E. Sadleir, "Expanding the Constellation-X field of view with position-sensitive x-ray microcalorimeters", Proc. SPIE 6276, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, 627615 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672257; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672257
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Photons

Sensors

X-rays

Multiplexers

Point spread functions

Multiplexing

Staring arrays

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