HXRBS was designed to examine the role of energetic electrons in solar flares by measuring the variations in intensity and energy of the hard X-ray fluxes. Scintillation events in its actively collimated CsI(Na) detector were read out every 128 ms in fifteen energy channels between ~25 to ~500 keV. A circulating memory was able to accumulate relatively brief periods of data during the more intense flares with time resolution down to 1 ms. The full width at half maximum of the field of view was approximately 40 degrees.
The Complete Hard X-Ray Burst Spectrometer Event List, 1980-1989 (NASA Technical Memorandum 4332)
Note: The event list itself can be found in the year links below, not in the pdf link above.
Responsible NASA official:
Joseph B. Gurman,
Facility Scientist, Solar Data Analysis Center
+1 301 286-4767
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Branch / Code 682
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Last Modified: 2011 June 15