Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment

J. Kataoka, M. Nomachi, T. Takahashi, G. Kawaguchi, Y. Terada, T. Murakami, C. Tanihata, Y. Uchiyama, K. Yamaoka, Y. Fukazawa, T. Kamae, K. Makishima, M. Tashiro, H. Kubo

研究成果: Conference article

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We report the first results of the ground test of the Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) on board the Astro-E mission, by means of the newly developed Ground Support Equipment (GSE). Astro-E will be launched in 2000 by a Japanese M-V rocket. In order to verify the detector system during the limited time before launch, fast and versatile GSE is necessary. For this, we have developed a flexible test system based on nine VME I/O boards for a SUN workstation. These boards carry reconfigurable Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) with 50,000 gates, together with 1 Mbyte SRAM devices tightly coupled to each FPGA device. As an application of using this GSE, we have tested the performance of a phoswich unit of the Flight Model of the HXD. In this paper, we present a schematic view of the GSE highlighting the functional design, and the results of our ground test of the HXD-sensor under the high count rate environment (approximately 10 kHz/unit) expected in orbit.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)143-154
ページ数12
ジャーナルProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
3445
出版物ステータスPublished - 1998 12 1
イベントProceedings of the 1998 Conference on EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX - San Diego, CA, USA
継続期間: 1998 7 221998 7 24

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

これを引用

Kataoka, J., Nomachi, M., Takahashi, T., Kawaguchi, G., Terada, Y., Murakami, T., Tanihata, C., Uchiyama, Y., Yamaoka, K., Fukazawa, Y., Kamae, T., Makishima, K., Tashiro, M., & Kubo, H. (1998). Verification of the Astro-E Hard X-ray Detector based on newly developed Ground Support Equipment. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3445, 143-154.