Wide-field X-ray Monitor on HETE-2
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.
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Accepted: 10 March 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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