Astro-E hard x-ray detector

Tsuneyoshi Kamae, Hajime Ezawa, Yasushi Fukazawa, Masaharu Hirayama, Eriko Idesawa, Naoko Iyomoto, Hidehiro Kaneda, G. Kawaguti, M. Kokubun, Hidetoshi Kubo, A. Kubota, Kyoko Matsushita, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Kazuo Makishima

研究成果: Conference contribution

13 被引用数 (Scopus)


Astro-E is the x-ray satellite to be launched in the year 2000 by Inst. of Space & Astronautical Science. This report deals with the design and expected performance of the hard x-ray detector (HXD), one of the 3 experiments aboard Astro-E. The HXD is a combination of GSO/BGO well-type phoswich counters and silicon PIN diodes: the two combined will cover a wide energy band of 10-700 keV. The detector is characterized by its low background of approximately 10 -5/s/cm 2/keV and its sensitivity higher than any past missions between a few 10 keV and several 100 keV. Combined with the other 2 experiments, a micro-calorimeter array (XRS) and 4 CCD arrays (XIS), both with x-ray mirrors, the mission will cover the soft and hard x-ray range at a highest sensitivity.

ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
編集者Brian D. Ramsey, Thomas A. Parnell
出版ステータスPublished - 1996 12月 1
イベントGamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions - Denver, CO, USA
継続期間: 1996 8月 51996 8月 7


名前Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


OtherGamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions
CityDenver, CO, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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