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Development of the High-Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) balloon experiment

Harrison, F. A. and Boggs, S. E. and Bolotnikov, A. and Christensen, F. E. and Cook, W. R. and Craig, W. W. and Hailey, C. J. and Jimenez-Garate, M. and Mao, P. H. and Schindler, S. M. and Windt, D. L. (2000) Development of the High-Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) balloon experiment. In: X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4012. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, pp. 693-699. ISBN 9780819436375.

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The High Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) is a balloon-borne experiment employing focusing optics in the hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray band (20 - 100 keV) for sensitive observations of astrophysical sources. The primary scientific objectives include imaging and spectroscopy of ^(44)Ti emission in young supernova remnants, sensitive hard X-ray observations of obscured Active Galactic Nuclei, and spectroscopic observations of accreting high-magnetic field pulsars. Over the last four years, we have developed grazing-incidence depth-graded multilayer optics and high spectral resolution solid stat Cadmium Zinc Telluride pixel detectors in order to assemble a balloon-borne experiment with sensitivity and imaging capability superior to previous satellite missions operating in this band. In this paper, we describe the instrument design, and present recent laboratory demonstrations of the optics and detector technologies.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
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Official Citation:Fiona A. Harrison, Steven E. Boggs, Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Finn Erland Christensen, Walter R. Cook, William W. Craig, Charles J. Hailey, Mario A. Jimenez-Garate, Peter H. Mao, Steven M. Schindler, David L. Windt, "Development of the High-Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) balloon experiment", Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391608;
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