Development of the collimator response of gas slit camera of MAXI

Mikio Morii*, Masaru Matsuoka, Shiro Ueno, Hiroshi Tomida, Haruyoshi Katayama, Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Takao Yokota, Naoyuki Kuramata, Tatehiro Mihara, Mitsuhiro Kohama, Naoki Isobe, Motoki Nakajima, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Emi Miyata, Atsumasa Yoshida, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Yuichiro Tsuchiya, Takehiro Miyakawa, Nobuyuki Kawai, Jun KataokaSatoshi Tanaka, Hitoshi Negoro


研究成果: Conference contribution

3 被引用数 (Scopus)


Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is an X-ray all-sky scanner, which will be attached on Exposed Facility of Japanese Experiment Module dubbed "Kibo" of International Space Station (ISS). MAXI will be launched by the Space Shuttle or the Japanese H-IIA Transfer Vehicle (HTV) in 2008. MAXI carries two types of X-ray cameras: Solid-state Slit Camera (SSC) for 0.5 - 10 keV and Gas Slit Camera (GSC) for 2-30 keV bands. Both have long narrow fields of view (FOV) made by a slit and orthogonally arranged collimator plates (slats). The FOV will sweep almost the whole sky once every 96 minutes by utilizing the orbital motion of ISS. Then the light curve of an X-ray point source become triangular shape in one transit. In this paper, we present the actual triangular response of the GSC collimator, obtained by our calibration. In fact they are deformed by gaps between the slats, leaning angle of the slats, and the effective width of the slats. We are measuring these sizes by shooting X-ray beams into the detector behind the collimator. We summarize the calibration and present the first compilation of the data to make the GSC collimator response, which will be useful for public users.

ホスト出版物のタイトルSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
出版ステータスPublished - 2006
イベントSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Orlando, FL, United States
継続期間: 2006 5月 242006 5月 31


名前Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
6266 II


ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
国/地域United States
CityOrlando, FL

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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