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## Metody pomiaru promieniowania rentgenowskiego Słońca -spektrofotometr SphinX

### Mirosław Kowaliński

#### Abstract

In this paper the PhD thesis will be presented. This thesis will be based on the construction of Solar Photometer in X-rays (SphinX) . SphinX was an instrument developed to detect the soft X-rays from the Sun. It was flown on board the Russian CORONAS-PHOTON satellite from January 30, 2009 to the end of November, 2009. During 9 months the orbiting SphinX provided an excellent and unique set of observations. It has revealed about 2000 flares and brightenings so far. The instrument observed in the energy range 0,8 - 15.0 [keV] with resolution ~0.4 keV. Here the SphinX instrument objectives, design, performance and operation principle are described. In this thesis are presented the results of mechanical and thermal – vacuum tests necessary to qualify the instrument to use in space environment . Also discussed are the calibration results of the instrument performed using BESSY II Berlin Synchrotron. It is described the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) developed for SphinX. The EGSE was used for all phases of tests of the instrument. At the end of the paper there are discussed the results obtained from the instrument during its operation on orbit. These results are compared with other similar measurements obtained from the similar orbiting instruments. In conclusion, there are presented suggested design changes for the future versions of the SphinX presently under development.
Record ID
WUTf7bb3d6544c341f9bc8d3aa8a08eb6a5
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Mirosław Kowaliński Mirosław Kowaliński,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Metody pomiaru promieniowania rentgenowskiego Słońca -spektrofotometr SphinX
Language
(pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology (FEIT)
Discipline
electronics / (technology domain) / (technological sciences)
Status
Finished
Defense Date
21-10-2014
Title date
28-10-2014
Supervisor
External reviewers
Bogdan B. Kosmowski Bogdan B. Kosmowski,, External affiliation of publication: Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
Lech Mankiewicz Lech Mankiewicz,, External affiliation of publication: Polish Academy of Sciences
Pages
147
Keywords in English
astronomy, heliphysics, Sun physics, astronomical apparatus, X-ray spectroscope
Abstract in English
In this paper the PhD thesis will be presented. This thesis will be based on the construction of Solar Photometer in X-rays (SphinX) . SphinX was an instrument developed to detect the soft X-rays from the Sun. It was flown on board the Russian CORONAS-PHOTON satellite from January 30, 2009 to the end of November, 2009. During 9 months the orbiting SphinX provided an excellent and unique set of observations. It has revealed about 2000 flares and brightenings so far. The instrument observed in the energy range 0,8 - 15.0 [keV] with resolution ~0.4 keV. Here the SphinX instrument objectives, design, performance and operation principle are described. In this thesis are presented the results of mechanical and thermal – vacuum tests necessary to qualify the instrument to use in space environment . Also discussed are the calibration results of the instrument performed using BESSY II Berlin Synchrotron. It is described the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) developed for SphinX. The EGSE was used for all phases of tests of the instrument. At the end of the paper there are discussed the results obtained from the instrument during its operation on orbit. These results are compared with other similar measurements obtained from the similar orbiting instruments. In conclusion, there are presented suggested design changes for the future versions of the SphinX presently under development.
EU classification
8030
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Citation count
2

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://repo.pw.edu.pl/info/phd/WUTf7bb3d6544c341f9bc8d3aa8a08eb6a5/
URN
urn:pw-repo:WUTf7bb3d6544c341f9bc8d3aa8a08eb6a5

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