17 September 2012 Soft x-ray imager (SXI) onboard ASTRO-H
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Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) is a CCD camera onboard the ASTRO-H satellite which is scheduled to be launched in 2014. The SXI camera contains four CCD chips, each with an imaging area of 31mm× 31 mm, arrayed in mosaic, which cover the whole FOV area of 38' × 38'. The SXI CCDs are a P-channel back-illuminated (BI) type with a depletion layer thickness of 200 μm. High QE of 77% at 10 keV expected for this device is an advantage to cover an overlapping energy band with the Hard X-ray Imager (HXI) onboard ASTRO-H. Verification with engineering model of the SXI has been performed since 2011. Flight model design was fixed and its fabrication has started in 2012.
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Kiyoshi Hayashida, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Takeshi Go Tsuru, Tadayasu Dotani, Hiroshi Nakajima, Naohisa Anabuki, Masanobu Ozaki, Chikara Natsukari, Junko S. Hiraga, Hiroshi Tomida, Takayoshi Kohmura, Hiroshi Murakami, Koji Mori, Makoto Yamauchi, Isamu Hatsukade, Yusuke Nishioka, Aya Bamba, Hiroyuki Uchida, Masayoshi Nobukawa, Takaaki Tanaka, Ryo Nagino, Shutaro Ueda, Takahisa Fujinaga, Keiko Matsuta, Takao Ohnishi, John P. Doty, "Soft x-ray imager (SXI) onboard ASTRO-H", Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 844323 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925095; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925095


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