Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012
In this article we introduce the low-energy CZT (CdZnTe) 16 384-pixel detector array on-board the Atmosphere Space Interaction Monitor (ASIM), funded by the European Space Agency. This detector is a part of the larger Modular X-and Gamma-ray sensor (MXGS). The CZT detector array is sensitive to photons with energies between 15 keV and 400 keV. The principal objective of the MXGS instrument is to detect Terrestrial Gamma ray Flashes (TGFs), which are related to thunderstorm activity. The concept of the detector array is presented, together with brief descriptions of its mechanical structure and electronics. A method for detector characterization is outlined and preliminary experimental results are shown.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of IEEE Instrumentation/Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Conference||IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)|
|Period||13/05/12 → 16/05/12|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI|
- Gamma ray detector, X-ray detector, Radiation, Imaging, CZT detector, International Space Station, MXGS instrument, ASIM mission, Terrestrial Gamma Flashes
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