11 July 2016 Vibration isolation system for cryocoolers of Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) onboard ASTRO-H (Hitomi)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) onboard ASTRO-H (named Hitomi after launch) is a microcalorimeter-type spectrometer, installed in a dewar to be cooled at 50 mK. The energy resolution of the SXS engineering model suffered from micro-vibration from cryocoolers mounted on the dewar. This is mitigated for the flight model by introducing vibration isolation systems between the cryocoolers and the dewar. The detector performance of the flight model was verified before launch of the spacecraft in both ambient condition and thermal-vac condition, showing no detectable degradation in energy resolution. The in-orbit performance was also consistent with that on ground, indicating that the cryocoolers were not damaged by launch environment. The design and performance of the vibration isolation system along with the mechanism of how the micro-vibration could degrade the cryogenic detector is shown.
© (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Yoh Takei, Susumu Yasuda, Kosei Ishimura, Naoko Iwata, Atsushi Okamoto, Yoichi Sato, Mina Ogawa, Makoto Sawada, Taro Kawano, Shingo Obara, Chikara Natsukari, Atsushi Wada, Shinya Yamada, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Motohide Kokubun, Noriko Y. Yamasaki, Hiroyuki Sugita, Kenji Minesugi, Yasuo Nakamura, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Tadayuki Takahashi, Seiji Yoshida, Shoji Tsunematsu, Kenichi Kanao, Katsuhiro Narasaki, Kiyomi Otsuka, Richard L. Kelley, F. Scott Porter, Caroline A. Kilbourne, Meng P. Chiao, Megan E. Eckart, Gary A. Sneiderman, James T. Pontius, Dan McCammon, Paul Wilke, John Basile, "Vibration isolation system for cryocoolers of Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) onboard ASTRO-H (Hitomi)", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99050X (11 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231832; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231832
PROCEEDINGS
12 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top