Mechanical assembly and alignment of super AGILE

M. Rapisarda, M. Feroci, M. Frutti, R. Terpin, P. Bresciani, N. Kocjancic, S. Sideri, U. Ricciardi, M. Angelucci, F. Antichi

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SuperAGILE, the X-ray stage of AGILE, is a position sensitive X-ray detector. It can be schematised as a horizontal floor of silicon microstrips, collimated by vertical walls of tungsten and roofed by a flat linear coded mask. Since the direction of the incoming photons is reconstructed thanks to the parallelism of microstrips and mask slits, exact shadows on the strips are requested. The width of the microstrips is rather small (121 μm), therefore a satisfactory alignment among all the strips and all the mask slits along the detector size (40 cm) is rather demanding. To date the Engineering Model of SuperAGILE has already been built; in this article we show the techniques developed to assemble and align the detector properly.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventUV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems - , United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


ConferenceUV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/1/04 → …


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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Rapisarda, M., Feroci, M., Frutti, M., Terpin, R., Bresciani, P., Kocjancic, N., ... Antichi, F. (2004). Mechanical assembly and alignment of super AGILE. Paper presented at UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, United Kingdom.