Advanced Search
DSpace@MIT

The X-ray Microcalorimeter Spectrometer onboard of IXO

Research and Teaching Output of the MIT Community

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Figueroa-Feliciano, Enectali
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T21:48:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T21:48:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/61426
dc.description.abstract One of the instruments on the International X-ray Observatory (IXO), under study with NASA, ESA and JAXA, is the X-ray Microcalorimeter Spectrometer (XMS). This instrument, which will provide high spectral resolution images, is based on X-ray micro-calorimeters with Transition Edge Sensor thermometers. The pixels have metallic X-ray absorbers and are read-out by multiplexed SQUID electronics. The requirements for this instrument are demanding. In the central array (40 x 40 pixels) an energy resolution of < 2.5 eV is required, whereas the energy resolution of the outer array is more relaxed (≈ 10 eV) but the detection elements have to be a factor 16 larger in order to keep the number of read-out channels acceptable for a cryogenic instrument. Due to the large collection area of the IXO optics, the XMS instrument must be capable of processing high counting rates, while maintaining the spectral resolution and a low deadtime. In addition, an anti-coincidence detector is required to suppress the particle-induced background. In this paper we will summarize the instrument status and performance. We will describe the results of design studies for the focal plane assembly and the cooling systems. Also the system and its required spacecraft resources will be given. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.856018 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source SPIE en_US
dc.title The X-ray Microcalorimeter Spectrometer onboard of IXO en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation den Herder, J. W. et al. “The x-ray microcalorimeter spectrometer onboard of IXO.” Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Ed. Monique Arnaud, Stephen S. Murray, & Tadayuki Takahashi. San Diego, California, USA: SPIE, 2010. 77321H-10. © 2010 SPIE. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics en_US
dc.contributor.department Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research en_US
dc.contributor.approver Figueroa-Feliciano, Enectali
dc.contributor.mitauthor Figueroa-Feliciano, Enectali
dc.relation.journal Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering ; v. 7732 en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaper en_US
dspace.orderedauthors den Herder, J. W.; Kelley, R. L.; Mitsuda, K.; Piro, L.; Bandler, S. R.; Bastia, P.; Boyce, K. R.; Bruin, M.; Chervenak, J. A.; Colasanti, L.; Doriese, W. B.; DiPirro, M.; Eckart, M. E.; Ezoe, Y.; Figueroa-Feliciano, E.; Ferrari, L.; Fujimoto, R.; Gatti, F.; Gendreau, K. C.; Gottardi, L.; den Hartog, R.; Hilton, G. C.; Hoevers, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Ishisaki, Y.; Kashani, A.; Kilbourne, C. A.; de Korte, P.; van der Kuur, J.; Macculi, C.; Mineo, T.; Nieland, J. H.; Ohashi, T.; Paltani, S.; Perinati, E.; Porter, F. S.; Shirron, P. J.; Smith, S. J.; Takei, Y.; Tashiro, M.; Torrioli, G.; Tsujimoto, M.; van Weers, H.; Yamasaki, N. Y. en


Files in this item

Name Size Format
Downloadable Full Text - PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Open Access