The Gas Slit Camera (GSC) is an X-ray instrument on the MAXI (Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image) mission aboard the International Space Station. It is designed to scan the entire sky every 92-minute orbital period in the 2-30 keV band and to achieve the highest sensitivity among the X-ray all-sky monitors ever flown so far. The GSC employs large-area position-sensitive proportional counterswith a total detector area of 5350cm2. The on-board data processor has functions to format telemetry data as well as to control the high voltage of the proportional counters so as to protect them from particle irradiation. This paper describes the instruments, on-board data processing, telemetry data formats, and performance specifications expected from ground calibration tests.
|ジャーナル||Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan|
|発行部数||SPEC. ISSUE 3|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2011 11 25|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science