SuperAGILE an X-ray monitor on-board the AGILE mission: The engineering model

P. Soffitta, E. Costa, E. Del Monte, G. Di Persio, I. Donnarumma, M. Feroci, M. Frutti, I. Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, M. Mastropietro, E. Morelli, L. Pacciani, B. Preger, M. Rapisarda, A. Rubini, M. Tavani, M. Prest, E. Vallazza, A. Argan, S. MereghettiS. Vercellone

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Abstract

SuperAGILE is the X-ray monitor of AGILE, the small space mission of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) devoted to observations for astrophysics in the gamma ray energy range 30 MeV-50GeV. SuperAGILE exploits an additional layer of four silicon micro-strip detectors for 1360 cm2of total geometrical area, readout by low power ASICs, and four mutually orthogonal ultra-light one-dimensional coded mask to monitor the X-ray sky in the 15-40 keV energy band. The engineering model of the payload has been built and tested, and the construction of the flight model is starting. We present here the status of SuperAGILE. We show its design, the construction, the alignement and the results of testing campaigns carried out on the engineering model. © 2004 IEEE.

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Conference2004 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems and the 14th International Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma- Ray Detectors
CountryItaly
Period1/1/04 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Soffitta, P., Costa, E., Del Monte, E., Di Persio, G., Donnarumma, I., Feroci, M., ... Vercellone, S. (2004). SuperAGILE an X-ray monitor on-board the AGILE mission: The engineering model. Paper presented at 2004 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems and the 14th International Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma- Ray Detectors, Italy.