The Lobster-Eye X-Ray Transient Detector leverages cutting-edge science detectors to improve human spaceflight on ISS and Astrophysics applications. The unique features of the Lobster X-Ray detector are the large Field of View (FOV), high sensitivity and high localization focused X-Rays. The impact of the technology will enable both ISS world-class science and astronaut safety.
Demonstrate angular resolution and sensitivity. Successful lab demonstration of ISS leak checking, using nitrogen, electron beam, and Lobster x-ray optic.
Direct detection of Black Hole X-Rays, gravitational wave coincidence studies are performed by using the Lobster detector in astrophysics mode.
Lobster X-Ray Imaging technology gives high sensitivity and source localization.
Ability to support Human Spaceflight
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, MD|