Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment

Jun Kataoka, M. Nomachi, T. Takahashi, G. Kawaguchi, Y. Terada, T. Murakami, C. Tanihata, Y. Uchiyama, K. Yamaoka, Y. Fukazawa, T. Kamae, K. Makishima, M. Tashiro, H. Kubo

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Abstract

We report the first results of the ground test of the Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) on board the Astro-E mission, by means of the newly developed Ground Support Equipment (GSE). Astro-E will be launched in 2000 by a Japanese M-V rocket. In order to verify the detector system during the limited time before launch, fast and versatile GSE is necessary. For this, we have developed a flexible test system based on nine VME I/O boards for a SUN workstation. These boards carry reconfigurable Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) with 50,000 gates, together with 1 Mbyte SRAM devices tightly coupled to each FPGA device. As an application of using this GSE, we have tested the performance of a phoswich unit of the Flight Model of the HXD. In this paper, we present a schematic view of the GSE highlighting the functional design, and the results of our ground test of the HXD-sensor under the high count rate environment (approximately 10 kHz/unit) expected in orbit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsO.H.W. Siegmund
PublisherSPIE
Pages143-154
Number of pages12
Volume3445
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1998 Jul 221998 Jul 24

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period98/7/2298/7/24

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ground support equipment
Ground supports
Detectors
ground tests
X rays
field-programmable gate arrays
detectors
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
x rays
launch windows
Static random access storage
workstations
circuit diagrams
Schematic diagrams
Rockets
rockets
Orbits
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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kataoka, J., Nomachi, M., Takahashi, T., Kawaguchi, G., Terada, Y., Murakami, T., ... Kubo, H. (1998). Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment. In O. H. W. Siegmund (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3445, pp. 143-154). SPIE.

Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment. / Kataoka, Jun; Nomachi, M.; Takahashi, T.; Kawaguchi, G.; Terada, Y.; Murakami, T.; Tanihata, C.; Uchiyama, Y.; Yamaoka, K.; Fukazawa, Y.; Kamae, T.; Makishima, K.; Tashiro, M.; Kubo, H.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 3445 SPIE, 1998. p. 143-154.

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

Kataoka, J, Nomachi, M, Takahashi, T, Kawaguchi, G, Terada, Y, Murakami, T, Tanihata, C, Uchiyama, Y, Yamaoka, K, Fukazawa, Y, Kamae, T, Makishima, K, Tashiro, M & Kubo, H 1998, Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment. in OHW Siegmund (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3445, SPIE, pp. 143-154, Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, San Diego, CA, USA, 98/7/22.
Kataoka J, Nomachi M, Takahashi T, Kawaguchi G, Terada Y, Murakami T et al. Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment. In Siegmund OHW, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3445. SPIE. 1998. p. 143-154
Kataoka, Jun ; Nomachi, M. ; Takahashi, T. ; Kawaguchi, G. ; Terada, Y. ; Murakami, T. ; Tanihata, C. ; Uchiyama, Y. ; Yamaoka, K. ; Fukazawa, Y. ; Kamae, T. ; Makishima, K. ; Tashiro, M. ; Kubo, H. / Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 3445 SPIE, 1998. pp. 143-154
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