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Timepix-based Miniaturized Radiation Micro-Tracker for the Micro-Satellite RISESAT

GRANJA, C., HOLÍK, M., JAKŮBEK, J., KRAUS, V., KUWAHARA, T., PLATKEVIČ, M., POSPÍŠIL, S., TUREČEK, D., VALACH, O., VYKYDAL, Z. Timepix-based Miniaturized Radiation Micro-Tracker for the Micro-Satellite RISESAT. In Proceedings of 29th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science 2013. 2013. s. 1-5.
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Timepix-based Miniaturized Radiation Micro-Tracker for the Micro-Satellite RISESAT
Rok vydání: 2013
Autoři: Doc. Ing. Carlos Granja Ph.D. , Ing. Michael Holík , Ing. Jan Jakůbek Ph.D. , Ing. Václav Kraus , Toshinori KUWAHARA , Ing. Michal Platkevič Ph.D. , Ing. Stanislav Pospíšil DrSc. , Ing. Daniel Tureček , Ondřej Valach , Ing. Dr. rer. nat. Zdeněk Vykydal
Abstrakt EN: A customized lightweight and low-power radiation micro-tracker has been constructed for the microsatellite RISESAT developed by Tohoku University for scientific experiments in space. The instrument is based on hybrid semiconductor pixel detector technology developed by the Medipix Collaboration. These Timepix detectors consist of an array of 256 × 256 (= 65k) pixels with 55μm pitch distributed over area of 2cm2. Each cell is connected to the corresponding pixel on the 300μm thick siliconsensor. Each pixel integrates electronics which enables counting of the number of particles, to measure the energy deposited or to register the time of interaction of ionizing particles per-pixel. Two independent detector layers operate as a radiation micro-telescope and provide high resolution and high sensitivity tracking and directional detection of energetic charged particles (electrons, muons, pions, protons, light ions up to heavy and relativistic ions). Also X-rays and even neutrons can be detected. The pixel detectors provide noiseless detection of single radiation quanta, measure their energy, position, direction of trajectory and time of interaction.,Different types of particles and interactions can be identified and distinguished thanks to the detector’s high spatial granularity.
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