The Continuous Hard X-ray Imager for Astrophysics (CHIP)

NASA recently solicited proposals for the next generation of orbiting observatories. This is our proposal to provide the first imaging all-sky survey in 10-100 keV band, based on a new detector technology (CdZnTe).

This new concept for a NASA astrophysics mission has been published in EUV, X-ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, Proc. S.P.I.E. 2518, p. 13 (1995).
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Instrument design and detector development

High energy astrophysics at CASS

Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences