Development micro-satellite TSUBAME for polarimetry of gamma-ray bursts

Yoichi Yatsu, Takahiro Enomoto, Kosuke Kawakami, Kazuki Tokoyoda, Takahiro Toizumi, Nobuyuki Kawai, Kazuya Ishizaka, Saburo Matsunaga, Takeshi Nakamori, Jun Kataoka, Sin Kubo

研究成果: Conference contribution

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Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most drastic and intriguing phenomena in high energy astrophysics. The nature of relativistic collimated outflows that bight be generated by gravitational collapses of massive stars is to investigate the physical process just around the central engines by constraining magnetic environment. For this purpose we developed a compact and high sensitive hard x-ray polarimeter aboard a university class micro-satellite "TSUBAME." Unsurprisingly, any micro-satellites have stringent limitations on size, mass, and power consumption restricting the effective area of detectors. However, high luminosities of GRBs allow us to measure their polarizations only if we start observations just after the ignitions. TSUBAME overcomes this problem by using compact an high-torque actuators, control moment gyroscopes, that enable high speed attitude control faster than 6°s-1. Cooperating with a wide field burst monitor on board for real time position determination of GRBs, TSUBAME can start a pointing observation within ∼15 s after the detection for any GRBs in the half-sky field of view of the burst monitor.

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 XVII
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 11 2
イベントUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVII - San Diego, CA, United States
継続期間: 2011 8 212011 8 24

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
8145
ISSN(印刷版)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/8/2111/8/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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