Low-energy CZT detector array for the ASIM mission

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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  • Author: Cenkeramaddi, Linga Reddy

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Genov, Georgi

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Kohfeldt, Anja

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Njoten, Kare

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Rostad, Maja Elise

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Skogseide, Yngve

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Roscoe, Magnus

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Solberg, Arne

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Stadsnes, Johan

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Ullaland, Kjetil

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Østgaard, Nikolai

    University of Bergen, Norway

  • Author: Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl

    Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Kuvvetli, Irfan

    Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Mikkelsen, Sindre

    Gamma Medica-Ideas, Norway

  • Author: Mæhlum, Gunnar

    Gamma Medica-Ideas, Norway

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Instrumentation/Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2012
Pages2119-2123
ISBN (print)9781457717734
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ConferenceIEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
CountryAustria
CityGratz
Period13/05/1216/05/12
Internet addresshttp://imtc2012.ieee-ims.org/
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Keywords

  • Gamma ray detector, X-ray detector, Radiation, Imaging, CZT detector, International Space Station, MXGS instrument, ASIM mission, Terrestrial Gamma Flashes
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