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15 July 2008 Development status and simulation study of monitor of all-sky x-ray image (MAXI) mission
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MAXI (Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image) is a payload on board the International Space Station, and will be launched on April 2009. We report on the current development status on MAXI, in particular on the two types of X-ray camera (GSC and SSC), and the simulation results of the MAXI observation. SSC is a CCD camera. The moderate energy resolution enables us to detect the various emission peak including 0.5 keV oxygen line. The averaged energy resolution at the CCD temperature of -70 deg is 144.5 eV (FWHM) for 5.9 keV X-ray. GSC includes proportional gas counters, which have large X-ray detection area (5350cm2). The averaged position resolution of 1.1mm at 8 keV enable us to determined the celestial position of bright sources within the accuracy of 0.1 degree. The simulation study involving the results of performance test exhibits the high sensitivity of MAXI as designed.
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Hiroshi Tomida, Masaru Matsuoka, Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Shiro Ueno, Yasuki Adachi, Mitsuhiro Kohama, Motoko Suzuki, Masaki Ishikawa, Haruyoshi Katayama, Tatehiro Mihara, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Naoki Isobe, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Emi Miyata, Nobuyuki Kawai, Jun Kataoka, Atsumasa Yoshida, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Hitoshi Negoro, Motoki Nakajima, Yoshihiro Ueda, Satochi Eguchi, and Mikio Morii "Development status and simulation study of monitor of all-sky x-ray image (MAXI) mission", Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70112R (15 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788833
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