The Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) is one of the three experiments of the Astro-E mission, the fifth Japanese X-ray satellite devoted to studies of high energy phenomena in the universe in the X-ray to soft gamma-ray region. Prepared for launch at the beginning of 2000 via the newly developed M-V launch vehicle of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, the Astro-E is to be thrown into a near-circular orbit of 550 km altitude, with an inclination of 31 degrees. The flight model has been finished assembled this year, and we carried out various tests to verify the performance. We acquired the background spectrum at sea level, and confirmed that our system is operating effectively in reducing the background level. The HXD will observe photons in the energy range of 10-600 keV, and the calculations based on the preflight calibration suggest that the HXD will have the highest sensitivity ever achieved in this energy range. We also verified that our electronic system will maintain its performance against charged particle events expected in orbit.
|ジャーナル||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1999 12 1|
|イベント||Proceedings of the 1999 EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X - Denver, CO, USA|
継続期間: 1999 7 21 → 1999 7 23
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- コンピュータ サイエンスの応用