Ground Support Electronics for Testing the Preflight Performance of the MAXI-GSC

Jun Kataoka, Y. Serino, N. Kawai, T. Arakuni, A. Yoshida, M. Uzawa, M. Kohama, I. Sakurai, T. Mihara, H. Negoro, N. Isobe, H. Katayama, K. Kawasaki, N. Kuramata, M. Matsuoka, H. Tomida, S. Ueno, T. Yokota, E. Miyata, M. NomachiH. Tsunemi

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Abstract

MAXI is an X-ray all-sky monitor which will be mounted on the Japanese Experimental Module (JEM) of the International Space Station (ISS) in 2008. The Gas Slit Camera (GSC) consists of 12 one-dimensional position sensitive proportional counters and the sensitivity will be as high as 1 mCrab for a one-week accumulation in the 2-30 keV band. In order to calibrate the detectors and electronic systems thoroughly before the launch, a fast and versatile Ground Support Electronic (GSE) system is necessary. We have developed a new GSE based on VME I/O boards for a Linux workstation. These boards carry reconfigurable FPGAs of 100,000 gates, together with 16 Mbytes of SDRAM. As a demonstration application of using this GSE, we have tested the positional response of a GSC engineering counter. We present a schematic view of the GSE highlighting the functional design, together with a future vision of the ground testing of the GSC flight counters and digital associated processor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsK.A. Flanagan, O.H.W. Siegmund
Pages375-386
Number of pages12
Volume5165
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventX-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Aug 32003 Aug 5

Other

OtherX-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period03/8/303/8/5

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Ground supports
slits
Electronic equipment
Cameras
cameras
Testing
Gases
electronics
gases
counters
Proportional counters
Schematic diagrams
Space stations
workstations
proportional counters
circuit diagrams
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
International Space Station
Demonstrations
central processing units

Keywords

  • Ground Support Electronics
  • Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image
  • Reconfigurable FPGA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kataoka, J., Serino, Y., Kawai, N., Arakuni, T., Yoshida, A., Uzawa, M., ... Tsunemi, H. (2004). Ground Support Electronics for Testing the Preflight Performance of the MAXI-GSC. In K. A. Flanagan, & O. H. W. Siegmund (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5165, pp. 375-386) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.504980

Ground Support Electronics for Testing the Preflight Performance of the MAXI-GSC. / Kataoka, Jun; Serino, Y.; Kawai, N.; Arakuni, T.; Yoshida, A.; Uzawa, M.; Kohama, M.; Sakurai, I.; Mihara, T.; Negoro, H.; Isobe, N.; Katayama, H.; Kawasaki, K.; Kuramata, N.; Matsuoka, M.; Tomida, H.; Ueno, S.; Yokota, T.; Miyata, E.; Nomachi, M.; Tsunemi, H.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / K.A. Flanagan; O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 5165 2004. p. 375-386.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kataoka, J, Serino, Y, Kawai, N, Arakuni, T, Yoshida, A, Uzawa, M, Kohama, M, Sakurai, I, Mihara, T, Negoro, H, Isobe, N, Katayama, H, Kawasaki, K, Kuramata, N, Matsuoka, M, Tomida, H, Ueno, S, Yokota, T, Miyata, E, Nomachi, M & Tsunemi, H 2004, Ground Support Electronics for Testing the Preflight Performance of the MAXI-GSC. in KA Flanagan & OHW Siegmund (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5165, pp. 375-386, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII, San Diego, CA, United States, 03/8/3. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.504980
Kataoka J, Serino Y, Kawai N, Arakuni T, Yoshida A, Uzawa M et al. Ground Support Electronics for Testing the Preflight Performance of the MAXI-GSC. In Flanagan KA, Siegmund OHW, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5165. 2004. p. 375-386 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.504980
Kataoka, Jun ; Serino, Y. ; Kawai, N. ; Arakuni, T. ; Yoshida, A. ; Uzawa, M. ; Kohama, M. ; Sakurai, I. ; Mihara, T. ; Negoro, H. ; Isobe, N. ; Katayama, H. ; Kawasaki, K. ; Kuramata, N. ; Matsuoka, M. ; Tomida, H. ; Ueno, S. ; Yokota, T. ; Miyata, E. ; Nomachi, M. ; Tsunemi, H. / Ground Support Electronics for Testing the Preflight Performance of the MAXI-GSC. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / K.A. Flanagan ; O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 5165 2004. pp. 375-386
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