X-ray detector on 2U Cubesat BeEagleSAT of QB50

KALEMCİ E., Umit E., Aslan R.

6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST), İstanbul, Turkey, 12 - 14 June 2013, pp.899-902 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.899-902
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


BeEagleSAT is a 2 Unit cubesat to be launched within the EU FP7 project QB 50. It is been produced by Istanbul Technical University and Turkish Air Force Academy. Sabanci University will provide a CdZnTe based semiconductor X-ray detector and associated readout electronics. The detector will utilize cross strip geometry to test the detection system in space, but it will not carry a mask for imaging. The readout will be established by an application specific integrated circuit controlled by a microcontroller. The system will have its own battery and will be turned on intermittently due to power and telemetry constraints. It will characterize the hard X-ray background in 20-150 keV at low Earth orbit conditions as a function of altitude.