A large area gas-flow proportional counter system for soft X-ray astronomy

Singh, K. P. ; Manchanda, R. K. ; Rodrigues, J. ; Agrawal, P. C. ; Naranan, S. (1980) A large area gas-flow proportional counter system for soft X-ray astronomy Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics, 9 . pp. 201-208. ISSN 0367-8393

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A new instrument for the study of diffuse soft X-ray features and hot spots in the X-ray sky using two large-area gas-flow proportional counters is described. The counter comprises a multianode and multilayered proportional chamber having anti-coincidence shield on three sides. A schematic drawing of the end view of one of the multiwire proportional counters is given, as is a schematic arrangement of interwiring for high voltage supply and signal pick-up. In addition to a block diagram of the on-board data handling system for the X-ray payload, there is a table setting forth the physical characteristics of the proportional counter.

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Keywords:Diffuse Radiation; Gas Flow; Proportional Counters; Rocket-borne Instruments; Spaceborne Astronomy; X Ray Astronomy; Collimators; Design Analysis; Electronic Control; Flight Characteristics; Thin Films; Windows (apertures)
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