Autonomus Power Supply Controller for miniature X and Gamma ray sensor in atmosphere-space interactions monitor experiment onboard international space station.

A. Cichocki, P. Orleanski

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Abstract

This document presents the conception of electronic controller for Power Supply subsystem for MXGS (Miniature X-ray and Gamma Sensor) payload of ASIM (Atmospheric Space Interaction Monitor) experiment to be located onboard International Space Station as an add-on for European Space Laboratory - Columbus. The aim of this experiment is to investigate interactions between upper layers of Earth's atmosphere and the outer space. One of the methods of conducting this kind of examination is planned to be performed by means of MXGS subsystem using a set of CdZnTe detectors. These are utilized to acquire data about Gamma and X radiation, emitted during specific natural electric discharges for spectral analysis purposes. Power supply of detector crystals and corresponding front-end electronics represents very important matter for whole payload subsystem, therefore major focus was put on proper monitoring of Power Supply Unit's performance. Power Supply Controller must operate in harsh space environment therefore utilization of space qualified components is taken under consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2008 - Wilga, Poland
Duration: 28 May 20081 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7124
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2008
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityWilga
Period28/05/081/06/08

Keywords

  • Columbus Laboratory
  • FPGA
  • International Space Station
  • Power Supply
  • Radiation
  • Space Electronics

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