X-ray γ-ray polarimetry small satellite PolariS

Kiyoshi Hayashida, Daisuke Yonetoku, Shuichi Gunji, Toru Tamagawa, Tatehiro Mihara, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Tadayasu Dotani, Hidetoshi Kubo, Yoichi Yatsu, Fuyuku Tokanai, Takeshi Nakamori, Shinpei Shibata, Asami Hayato, Akihiro Furuzawa, Yuji Kishimoto, Shunji Kitamoto, Kenji Toma, Masaaki Sadamoto, Keigo YoshinagaJuyong Kim, Shunichiro Ide, Fumiyoshi Kamitsukasa, Naohisa Anabuki, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Jun Katagiri, Juri Sugimoto

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Abstract

PolariS (Polarimetry Satellite) is a Japanese small satellite mission dedicated to polarimetry of X-ray and γ-ray sources. The primary aim of the mission is to perform hard X-ray (10-80 keV) polarimetry of sources brighter than 10 mCrab. For this purpose, PolariS employs three hard X-ray telescopes and scattering type imaging polarimeters. PolariS will measure the X-ray polarization for tens of sources including extragalactic ones mostly for the first time. The second purpose of the mission is γ-ray polarimetry of transient sources, such as γ-ray bursts (GRBs). Wide field polarimeters based on similar concept as that used in the IKAROS/GAP but with higher sensitivity will be used, and polarization measurement of 10 GRBs per year is expected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
EditorsTadayuki Takahashi, Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Mark Bautz
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9780819496126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2014 Jun 222014 Jun 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9144
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period14/6/2214/6/26

Keywords

  • GRB
  • Hard X-ray
  • PolariS
  • Small Satellite
  • X-ray Polarimetry
  • X-ray Scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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