An overview of MAXI onboard JEM-EF of the international space station

M. Matsuoka*, K. Kawasaki, S. Ueno, H. Tomida, M. Kohama, M. Ishikawa, H. Katayama, M. Suzuki, T. Miyakawa, T. Mihara, N. Isobe, H. Tsunemi, E. Miyata, H. Negoro, M. Nakajima, N. Kawai, J. Kataoka, A. Yoshida, K. Yamaoka, M. Morii

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MAXI is the first payload to be attached on JEM-EF (Kibo exposed facility) of ISS. It provides an all sky X-ray image every ISS orbit. If MAXI scans the sky during one week, it could make a milli-Crab X-ray all sky map excluding bright region around the sun. Thus, MAXI does not only inform X-ray novae and transients rapidly to world astronomers if once they occur, but also observes long-term variability of Galactic and extra-Galactic X-ray sources. MAXI also provides an X-ray source catalogue at that time with diffuse cosmic X-ray background. MAXI consists of two kinds of detectors, position sensitive gas-proportional counters for 2-30 keV X-rays and CCD cameras for 0.5-10 keV X-rays. All instruments of MAXI are now in final phase of pre-launching tests of their flight modules. We are also carrying out performance tests for X-ray detectors and collimators. Data processing and analysis software including alert system on ground are being developed by mission team. In this paper we report an overview of final instruments of MAXI and capability of MAXI.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007
外部発表はい
イベントUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV - San Diego, CA, United States
継続期間: 2007 8 262007 8 27

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
6686
ISSN(印刷版)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV
国/地域United States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period07/8/2607/8/27

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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