12 May 2015 ISS-Lobster: a low-cost wide-field x-ray transient detector on the ISS
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ISS-Lobster is a wide-field X-ray transient detector proposed to be deployed on the International Space Station. Through its unique imaging X-ray optics that allow a 30 deg by 30 deg FoV, a 1 arc min position resolution and a 1.6x10-11 erg/(sec cm2) sensitivity in 2000 sec, ISS-Lobster will observe numerous events per year of X-ray transients related to compact objects, including: tidal disruptions of stars by supermassive black holes, supernova shock breakouts, neutron star bursts and superbursts, high redshift Gamma-Ray Bursts, and perhaps most exciting, X-ray counterparts of gravitational wave detections involving stellar mass and possibly supermassive black holes. The mission includes a 3-axis gimbal system that allows fast Target of Opportunity pointing, and a small gamma-ray burst monitor. In this article we focus on ISS-Lobster measurements of X-ray counterparts of detections by the world-wide ground-based gravitational wave network.
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Jordan Camp, Jordan Camp, Scott Barthelmy, Scott Barthelmy, Rob Petre, Rob Petre, Neil Gehrels, Neil Gehrels, Francis Marshall, Francis Marshall, Andy Ptak, Andy Ptak, Judith Racusin, Judith Racusin, "ISS-Lobster: a low-cost wide-field x-ray transient detector on the ISS", Proc. SPIE 9510, EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space IV, 951007 (12 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2176745; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2176745


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