Expanding the constellation-X field of view with position-sensitive x-ray microcalorimeters

E. Figueroa-Feliciano, S. R. Bandler, K. Boyce, R. P. Brekosky, J. A. Chervenak, F. M. Finkbeiner, N. Iyomoto, R. L. Kelley, C. A. Kilbourne, F. S. Porter, T. Saab, J. E. Sadleir

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Abstract

We report on our studies of possible configurations for the focal plane of the Constellation-X mission. Taking advantage of new developments in both SQUID multiplexing technology and position-sensitive detectors, we present a viable focal plane intrument design that would greatly enhance the reference Constellation-X configuration of a 32 × 32 array. An order of magnitude increase in the number of pixels of the focal plane array from the current 1024-pixel reference design is achievable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 17 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 24 2006May 27 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6276
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/24/065/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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