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Conceptual design of a wide-field near UV transient survey in a 6U CubeSat

Yatsu, Yoichi and Ozawa, Toshiki and Sasaki, Kenichi and Mamiya, Hideo and Kawai, Nobuyuki and Kikuya, Yuhei and Matsushita, Masanori and Matunaga, Saburo and Nikzad, Shouleh and Bilgi, Pavan and Kulkarni, Shrinivas R. and Tominaga, Nozomu and Tanaka, Masaoni and Morokuma, Tomoki and Takeyama, Norihide and Enokuchi, Akito (2018) Conceptual design of a wide-field near UV transient survey in a 6U CubeSat. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10699. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 106990D. ISBN 9781510619517.

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A conceptual design of a wide-field near UV transient survey in a 6U CubeSat is presented. Ultraviolet is one of the frontier in the transient astronomy. To open up the discovery region, we are developing a 6U CubeSat for transient exploration. The possible targets will be supernova shock-breakouts, tidal disruption events, and the blue emission from NS-NS mergers in very early phase. If we only focused on nearby/bright sources, the required detection limit is around 20 mag (AB). To avoid the background and optical light, we chose a waveband of 230-280 nm. As an imaging detector, we employ a delta-doped back-illuminated CMOS. In addition to delta doping, the multi-layer coating directly deposited on the detector enables both a high in-band UV QE and the ultra-low optical rejection ratio. Taking into account these specifications, even an 8 cm telescope can achieve the detection limit of 20 magAB. The expected FoV is larger than 60 deg^2 .

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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) Grant Number JP17H04829. YY thanks Mr. Ryo Adachi of Tokyo Tech for checking the surface stellar density by using data archive of MITSuME telescope.
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)JP17H04829
Subject Keywords:Ultraviolet, time-domain, cubesat, gravitational wave, supernovae shockbreakouts, Tidal disruption events
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10699
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Official Citation:Yoichi Yatsu, Toshiki Ozawa, Kenichi Sasaki, Hideo Mamiya, Nobuyuki Kawai, Yuhei Kikuya, Masanori Matsushita, Saburo Matunaga, Shouleh Nikzad, Pavaman Bilgi, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Nozomu Tominaga, Masaomi Tanaka, Tomoki Morokuma, Norihide Takeyama, Akito Enokuchi, "Conceptual design of a wide-field near UV transient survey in a 6U CubeSat", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106990D (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313026;
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:13 Jul 2018 21:29
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