Prototyping a global soft X-ray imaging instrument for heliophysics, planetary science, and astrophysics science

M. R. Collier, F. S. Porter, D. G. Sibeck, J. A. Carter, M. P. Chiao, Dj Chornay, T. Cravens, M. Galeazzi, J. W. Keller, D. Koutroumpa, K. Kuntz, A. M. Read, I. P. Robertson, S. Sembay, S. Snowden, N. Thomas

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Abstract

We describe current progress in the development of a prototype wide field-of-view soft X-ray imager that employs Lobster-eye optics and targets heliophysics, planetary, and astrophysics science. The prototype will provide proof-of-concept for a future flight instrument capable of imaging the entire dayside magnetosheath from outside the magnetosphere. Such an instrument was proposed for the ESA AXIOM mission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-382
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Volume333
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Interplanetary medium
  • Solar wind
  • Solar-terrestrial relations
  • X-rays: diffuse background

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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