28 July 2014 Wide-field MAXI: soft x-ray transient monitor on the ISS
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WF-MAXI is a soft X-ray transient monitor proposed for the ISS/JEM. Unlike MAXI, it will always cover a large field of view (20 % of the entire sky) to detect short transients more efficiently. In addition to the various transient sources seen by MAXI, we hope to localize X-ray counterparts of gravitational wave events, expected to be directly detected by Advanced-LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA in late 2010's. The main instrument, the Soft X-ray Large Solid Angle Cameras (SLC) is sensitive in the 0.7-12 keV band with a localization accuracy of ~ 0:1°. The Hard X-ray Monitor (HXM) covers the same sky field in the 20 keV-1 MeV band.
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Nobuyuki Kawai, Nobuyuki Kawai, Hiroshi Tomida, Hiroshi Tomida, Yoichi Yatsu, Yoichi Yatsu, Tatehiro Mihara, Tatehiro Mihara, Shiro Ueno, Shiro Ueno, Masashi Kimura, Masashi Kimura, Makoto Arimoto, Makoto Arimoto, Motoko Serino, Motoko Serino, Takanori Sakamoto, Takanori Sakamoto, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Takayoshi Kohmura, Takayoshi Kohmura, Hitoshi Negoro, Hitoshi Negoro, Yoshihiro Ueda, Yoshihiro Ueda, Mikio Morii, Mikio Morii, Yoko Tsuboi, Yoko Tsuboi, Ken Ebisawa, Ken Ebisawa, Atsumasa Yoshida, Atsumasa Yoshida, } "Wide-field MAXI: soft x-ray transient monitor on the ISS", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442P (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057188; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057188
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