The observational response of MAXI onboard ISS

Naoki Isobe, Masaru Matsuoka, Shiro Ueno, Hiroshi Tomida, Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Haruyoshi Katayama, Tatehiro Mihara, Mitsuhiro Kohama, Ikuya Sakurai, Motoki Nakajima, Nobuyuki Kawai, Jun Kataoka, Atsumasa Yoshida, Daiki Takahashi, Masami Uzawa, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Emi Miyata, Isao Tanaka

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Abstract

The current status is reported of the development of Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image and the measurement of its observational response. MAXI is a scanning X-ray camera to be attached to the Japanese Experiment Module of the International Space Station in 2008. MAXI is mainly composed of two kinds of instruments, GSC which is sensitive to the 2 - 30 keV photons, and SSC to the 0.5 - 10 keV ones. As an X-ray all-sky monitor, MAXI has an unprecedented sensitivity of 7 mCrab in one orbit scan, and 1 mCrab in one week. Using the engineering mode of the proportional counter and of the collimator for GSC, the observational response of GSC is extensively measured. The acceptable performances are obtained as a whole for both the collimator and the counter. The engineering models of the other part of MAXI are also constructed and the measurement of their performance is ongoing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsK.A. Flanagan, O.H.W. Siegmund
Pages354-365
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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proportional counters
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Keywords

  • All sky monitor
  • GSC
  • International Space Station
  • MAXI
  • Observational response
  • SSC
  • X-Ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Isobe, N., Matsuoka, M., Ueno, S., Tomida, H., Kawasaki, K., Katayama, H., ... Tanaka, I. (2004). The observational response of MAXI onboard ISS. In K. A. Flanagan, & O. H. W. Siegmund (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5165, pp. 354-365) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.505315

The observational response of MAXI onboard ISS. / Isobe, Naoki; Matsuoka, Masaru; Ueno, Shiro; Tomida, Hiroshi; Kawasaki, Kazuyoshi; Katayama, Haruyoshi; Mihara, Tatehiro; Kohama, Mitsuhiro; Sakurai, Ikuya; Nakajima, Motoki; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Kataoka, Jun; Yoshida, Atsumasa; Takahashi, Daiki; Uzawa, Masami; Tsunemi, Hiroshi; Miyata, Emi; Tanaka, Isao.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / K.A. Flanagan; O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 5165 2004. p. 354-365.

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

Isobe, N, Matsuoka, M, Ueno, S, Tomida, H, Kawasaki, K, Katayama, H, Mihara, T, Kohama, M, Sakurai, I, Nakajima, M, Kawai, N, Kataoka, J, Yoshida, A, Takahashi, D, Uzawa, M, Tsunemi, H, Miyata, E & Tanaka, I 2004, The observational response of MAXI onboard ISS. in KA Flanagan & OHW Siegmund (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5165, pp. 354-365, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII, San Diego, CA, United States, 03/8/3. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.505315
Isobe N, Matsuoka M, Ueno S, Tomida H, Kawasaki K, Katayama H et al. The observational response of MAXI onboard ISS. In Flanagan KA, Siegmund OHW, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5165. 2004. p. 354-365 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.505315
Isobe, Naoki ; Matsuoka, Masaru ; Ueno, Shiro ; Tomida, Hiroshi ; Kawasaki, Kazuyoshi ; Katayama, Haruyoshi ; Mihara, Tatehiro ; Kohama, Mitsuhiro ; Sakurai, Ikuya ; Nakajima, Motoki ; Kawai, Nobuyuki ; Kataoka, Jun ; Yoshida, Atsumasa ; Takahashi, Daiki ; Uzawa, Masami ; Tsunemi, Hiroshi ; Miyata, Emi ; Tanaka, Isao. / The observational response of MAXI onboard ISS. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / K.A. Flanagan ; O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 5165 2004. pp. 354-365
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