Wide-field MAXI: Soft x-ray transient monitor on the ISS

Nobuyuki Kawai, Hiroshi Tomida, Yoichi Yatsu, Tatehiro Mihara, Shiro Ueno, Masashi Kimura, Makoto Arimoto, Motoko Serino, Takanori Sakamoto, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Takayoshi Kohmura, Hitoshi Negoro, Yoshihiro Ueda, Mikio Morii, Yoko Tsuboi, Ken Ebisawa, Atsumasa Yoshida

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Abstract

WF-MAXI is a soft X-ray transient monitor proposed for the ISS/JEM. Unlike MAXI, it will always cover a large field of view (20 % of the entire sky) to detect short transients more efficiently. In addition to the various transient sources seen by MAXI, we hope to localize X-ray counterparts of gravitational wave events, expected to be directly detected by Advanced-LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA in late 2010's. The main instrument, the Soft X-ray Large Solid Angle Cameras (SLC) is sensitive in the 0.7-12 keV band with a localization accuracy of ∼ 0:1°. The Hard X-ray Monitor (HXM) covers the same sky field in the 20 keV-1 MeV band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
PublisherSPIE
Volume9144
ISBN (Electronic)9780819496126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Montreal
Duration: 2014 Jun 222014 Jun 26

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CityMontreal
Period14/6/2214/6/26

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Keywords

  • all-sky monitor
  • gamma-ray bursts
  • gravitational waves
  • International Space Station
  • WF-MAXI
  • X-ray astronomy
  • X-ray detectors
  • X-ray transients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Kawai, N., Tomida, H., Yatsu, Y., Mihara, T., Ueno, S., Kimura, M., Arimoto, M., Serino, M., Sakamoto, T., Tsunemi, H., Kohmura, T., Negoro, H., Ueda, Y., Morii, M., Tsuboi, Y., Ebisawa, K., & Yoshida, A. (2014). Wide-field MAXI: Soft x-ray transient monitor on the ISS. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray (Vol. 9144). [91442P] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057188