Development of focal plane detectors for the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission

@inproceedings{Rana2009DevelopmentOF,
  title={Development of focal plane detectors for the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission},
  author={Vikram R. Rana and Walter R. Cook and Fiona A. Harrison and Peter H. Mao and Hiromasa Miyasaka},
  booktitle={Optical Engineering + Applications},
  year={2009}
}
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), scheduled for launch in 2011, is a NASA Small Explorer mission that will improve the current sensitivity for detection of faint astrophysical sources in the 6-80 keV band by two orders of magnitude. NuSTAR achieves high sensitivity by utilizing a hard X-ray focusing system. We have developed Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CdZnTe) pixel detectors optimized for good energy for the NuSTAR focal plane. Each of NuSTAR's two focal planes is comprised of… Expand
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