The high definition x-ray imager (HDXI) instrument on the Lynx X-ray Surveyor

Abraham David Falcone, Ralph P. Kraft, Marshall W. Bautz, Jessica A. Gaskin, John A. Mulqueen, Doug A. Swartz

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Abstract

The Lynx X-ray Surveyor Mission is one of 4 large missions being studied by NASA Science and Technology Definition Teams as mission concepts to be evaluated by the upcoming 2020 Decadal Survey. By utilizing optics that couple fine angular resolution (<0.5 arcsec HPD) with large effective area (∼2 m2 at 1 keV), Lynx would enable exploration within a unique scientific parameter space. One of the primary soft X-ray imaging instruments being baselined for this mission concept is the High Definition X-ray Imager, HDXI. This instrument would achieve fine angular resolution imaging over a wide field of view (∼ 22 × 22 arcmin, or larger) by using a finely-pixelated silicon sensor array. Silicon sensors enable large-format/small-pixel devices, radiation tolerant designs, and high quantum efficiency across the entire soft X-ray bandpass. To fully exploit the large collecting area of Lynx (∼30x Chandra), without X-ray event pile-up, the HDXI will be capable of much faster frame rates than current X-ray imagers. The planned requirements, capabilities, and development status of the HDXI will be described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
EditorsShouleh Nikzad, Jan-Willem A. Den Herder, Kazuhiro Nakazawa
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781510619517
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10699
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/10/186/15/18

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Imager
Image sensors
X rays
x rays
Soft X-ray
Silicon sensors
Silicon
angular resolution
X-ray Imaging
Sensor Array
Quantum Efficiency
Wide-field
NASA
Imaging techniques
Field of View
High Efficiency
Parameter Space
sensors
Optics
Optical resolving power

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Falcone, A. D., Kraft, R. P., Bautz, M. W., Gaskin, J. A., Mulqueen, J. A., & Swartz, D. A. (2018). The high definition x-ray imager (HDXI) instrument on the Lynx X-ray Surveyor. In S. Nikzad, J-W. A. Den Herder, & K. Nakazawa (Eds.), Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray [1069912] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10699). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313549
Falcone, Abraham David ; Kraft, Ralph P. ; Bautz, Marshall W. ; Gaskin, Jessica A. ; Mulqueen, John A. ; Swartz, Doug A. / The high definition x-ray imager (HDXI) instrument on the Lynx X-ray Surveyor. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. editor / Shouleh Nikzad ; Jan-Willem A. Den Herder ; Kazuhiro Nakazawa. SPIE, 2018. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Falcone, AD, Kraft, RP, Bautz, MW, Gaskin, JA, Mulqueen, JA & Swartz, DA 2018, The high definition x-ray imager (HDXI) instrument on the Lynx X-ray Surveyor. in S Nikzad, J-WA Den Herder & K Nakazawa (eds), Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray., 1069912, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 10699, SPIE, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, Austin, United States, 6/10/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313549

The high definition x-ray imager (HDXI) instrument on the Lynx X-ray Surveyor. / Falcone, Abraham David; Kraft, Ralph P.; Bautz, Marshall W.; Gaskin, Jessica A.; Mulqueen, John A.; Swartz, Doug A.

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. ed. / Shouleh Nikzad; Jan-Willem A. Den Herder; Kazuhiro Nakazawa. SPIE, 2018. 1069912 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10699).

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Falcone AD, Kraft RP, Bautz MW, Gaskin JA, Mulqueen JA, Swartz DA. The high definition x-ray imager (HDXI) instrument on the Lynx X-ray Surveyor. In Nikzad S, Den Herder J-WA, Nakazawa K, editors, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. SPIE. 2018. 1069912. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313549