X-ray detector on 2U cubesat BeEagleSAT of QB50
Kalemci, Emrah and Ümit, Ertan and Aslan, Rüstem (2013) X-ray detector on 2U cubesat BeEagleSAT of QB50. In: 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST 2013), Istanbul, Turkey
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RAST.2013.6581341
BeEagleSAT is a 2 Unit cubesat to be launched within the EU FP7 project QB 50. It is been produced by Istanbul Technical University and Turkish Air Force Academy. Sabanci University will provide a CdZnTe based semiconductor X-ray detector and associated readout electronics. The detector will utilize cross strip geometry to test the detection system in space, but it will not carry a mask for imaging. The readout will be established by an application specific integrated circuit controlled by a microcontroller. The system will have its own battery and will be turned on intermittently due to power and telemetry constraints. It will characterize the hard X-ray background in 20-150 keV at low Earth orbit conditions as a function of altitude.
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