16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-8
Paper 13093-8

Development of UV telescope system for the astronomical observation satellite PETREL

16 June 2024 • 11:10 - 11:30 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

PETREL (Platform for Extra & Terrestrial Remote Examination with LCTF) is a 50kg class satellite with a 80mm-diameter Ultraviolet Telescope (UVT). The science missions of the UVT system are the discovery of high-energy transients, such as supernovae and gravitational-wave electromagnetic sources. To achieve them, the optical system is optimized to detect near-UV photons between 250 and 300 nm. Within a 30-minutes exposure time per every revolution, it surveys a remarkably wide field as 50 deg^2 with a high sensitivity of 20~ AB magnitude. The Board Unit has an on-board computer, which directly analyzes raw images obtained by a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The computer can detect transients immediately, so as to alert the transient information to ground within 30 minutes of discovery. We will achieve the first UV survey to explore the transients in their early phase and reveal the underlying physical processes.

Presenter

Minori Fukuda
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
First-year master's student at the Yatsu Laboratory, Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology. The main topic is the development of astronomical observation satellites, mainly in charge of telescope team management and thermal design.
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Minori Fukuda
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Yoichi Yatsu
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Shigeaki Joshima
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Yuki Amaki
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Daiki Kobayashi
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Hiroki Nakanishi
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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I-NET Corp. (Japan)
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Mai Shirahata
Genesia Corp. (Japan)
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Tokyo Denki Univ. (Japan)
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Genesia Corp. (Japan)
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Norihide Takeyama
Genesia Corp. (Japan)
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Naoki Ogino
Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)
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Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)
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Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)
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Tokyo Drawing Co., Ltd. (Japan)
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PETREL Development Team
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Yusaku Ozeki
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)