Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 563-564
Wide-field X-ray Monitor on HETE-2
N. Kawai1 - M. Matsuoka1 - A. Yoshida1 - Y. Shirasaki1 - M. Namiki1 - K. Takagishi2 - M. Yamauchi2 - I. Hatsukade2 - E.E. Fenimore3 - M. Galassi3
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1 - RIKEN, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
2 - Miyazaki University, Faculty of Engineering, Gakuen-kihanadai-nishi, Miyazaki 880-2155, Japan
3 - Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS D436, Los Alamos NM87545, U.S.A.
Received January 21; accepted March 10, 1999
The Wide-field X-ray Monitor on HETE-2 consists of four Xe-filled 1-D position-sensitive proportional counters. It is sensitive to X-rays between 2 keV and 25 keV, and is designed to localize gamma-ray bursts in real time with accuracy. The design and basic characteristics of the detectors are presented.
Key words: instrumentation: detectors -- gamma-rays: bursts -- X-rays: general
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