The D-CIXS X-ray mapping spectrometer on SMART-1

Grande, M. ; Browning, R. ; Waltham, N. ; Parker, D. ; Dunkin, S. K. ; Kent, B. ; Kellett, B. ; Perry, C. H. ; Swinyard, B. ; Perry, A. ; Feraday, J. ; Howe, C. ; McBride, G. ; Phillips, K. ; Huovelin, J. ; Muhli, P. ; Hakala, P. J. ; Vilhu, O. ; Laukkanen, J. ; Thomas, N. ; Hughes, D. ; Alleyne, H. ; Grady, M. ; Lundin, R. ; Barabash, S. ; Baker, D. ; Clark, P. E. ; Murray, C. D. ; Guest, J. ; Casanova, I. ; d'Uston, L. C. ; Maurice, S. ; Foing, B. ; Heather, D. J. ; Fernandes, V. ; Muinonen, K. ; Russell, S. S. ; Christou, A. ; Owen, C. ; Charles, P. ; Koskinen, H. ; Kato, M. ; Sipila, K. ; Nenonen, S. ; Holmstrom, M. ; Bhandari, N. ; Elphic, R. ; Lawrence, D. (2003) The D-CIXS X-ray mapping spectrometer on SMART-1 Planetary and Space Science, 51 (6). pp. 427-433. ISSN 0032-0633

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The D-CIXS Compact X-ray Spectrometer will provide high quality spectroscopic mapping of the Moon, the primary science target of the ESA SMART-1 mission. D-CIXS consists of a high throughput spectrometer, which will perform spatially localised X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. It will also carry a solar monitor, to provide the direct calibration needed to produce a global map of absolute lunar elemental abundances, the first time this has been done. Thus it will achieve ground breaking science within a resource envelope far smaller than previously thought possible for this type of instrument, by exploiting two new technologies, swept charge devices and micro-structure collimators. The new technology does not require cold running, with its associated overheads to the spacecraft. At the same time it will demonstrate a radically novel approach to building a type of instrument essential for the BepiColombo mission and potential future planetary science targets.

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