In-orbit performance of the hard X-ray Detector on board Suzaku In-Orbit Performance of the Hard X-Ray Detector on Board Suzaku

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Author(s)

    • NAKAZAWA Kazuhiro
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • TERADA Yukikatsu
    • Cosmic Radiation Laboratory, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
    • WATANABE Shin
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • TAMAGAWA Toru
    • Cosmic Radiation Laboratory, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
    • KUBOTA Aya
    • Cosmic Radiation Laboratory, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
    • ISOBE Naoki
    • Cosmic Radiation Laboratory, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
    • SATO Goro
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • MITANI Takefumi
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • TANAKA Takaaki
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • OHNUKI Kousuke
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • TAMURA Ken-ichi
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • HIRUTA Tatsuro
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • KISHISHITA Tetsuichi
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • SUGITA Satoshi
    • Department of Physical and Mathematics, Aoyama-Gakuin University
    • TAKEDA Shin'ichiro
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • KATSUTA Jun'ichiro
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • USHIO Masayoshi
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • ISHIKAWA Shin-nosuke
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • ODAKA Hirokazu
    • Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Abstract

The in-orbit performance and calibration of the Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) on board the X-ray astronomy satellite Suzaku are described. Its basic performances, including a wide energy bandpass of 10-600keV, energy resolutions of similar to 4 keV (FWHM) at 40 keV and similar to 11% at 511 keV, and a high background rejection efficiency, have been confirmed by extensive in-orbit calibrations. The long-term gains of PIN-Si diodes have been stable within 1% for half a year, and those of scintillators have decreased by 5-20%. The residual non-X-ray background of the HXD is the lowest among past non-imaging hard X-ray instruments in energy ranges of 15-70 and 150-500 keV. We provide accurate calibrations of energy responses, angular responses, timing accuracy of the HXD, and relative normalizations to the X-ray CCD cameras using multiple observations of the Crab Nebula.

Journal

  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan

    Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan 59(1), S53-S76, 2007-01-31

    Astronomical Society of Japan

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10023948451
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1082896X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00046264
  • NDL Article ID
    8621223
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZM33(科学技術--宇宙科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-A296
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  IR 
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