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Title: The GLAST Mission, LAT and GRBs

Abstract

The GLAST Large Area Telescope (LAT) is the next generation satellite experiment for high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. It is a pair conversion telescope built with a plastic anticoincidence shield, a segmented CsI electromagnetic calorimeter, and the largest silicon strip tracker ever built. It will cover the energy range from 30 MeV to 300 GeV, shedding light on many issues left open by its predecessor EGRET. One of the most exciting science topics is the detection and observation of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). In this paper we present the work done so far by the GRB LAT science group in studying the performance of the LAT detector to observe GRBs.We report on the simulation framework developed by the group as well as on the science tools dedicated to GRBs data analysis. We present the LAT sensitivity to GRBs obtained with such simulations, and, finally, the general scheme of GRBs detection that will be adopted on orbit.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
881125
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-11802
astro-ph/0603762; TRN: US0603054
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To appear in the proceedings of 16th Annual October Astrophysics Conference in Maryland: Gamma Ray Bursts in the Swift Era, Washington, District of Columbia, 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANTICOINCIDENCE; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; DATA ANALYSIS; DETECTION; ENERGY RANGE; INTERNAL PAIR PRODUCTION; PERFORMANCE; PLASTICS; SATELLITES; SENSITIVITY; SILICON; SIMULATION; TELESCOPES; Astrophysics,ASTRO

Citation Formats

Omodei, Nicola, and /INFN, Pisa. The GLAST Mission, LAT and GRBs. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Omodei, Nicola, & /INFN, Pisa. The GLAST Mission, LAT and GRBs. United States.
Omodei, Nicola, and /INFN, Pisa. Wed . "The GLAST Mission, LAT and GRBs". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/881125.
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abstractNote = {The GLAST Large Area Telescope (LAT) is the next generation satellite experiment for high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. It is a pair conversion telescope built with a plastic anticoincidence shield, a segmented CsI electromagnetic calorimeter, and the largest silicon strip tracker ever built. It will cover the energy range from 30 MeV to 300 GeV, shedding light on many issues left open by its predecessor EGRET. One of the most exciting science topics is the detection and observation of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). In this paper we present the work done so far by the GRB LAT science group in studying the performance of the LAT detector to observe GRBs.We report on the simulation framework developed by the group as well as on the science tools dedicated to GRBs data analysis. We present the LAT sensitivity to GRBs obtained with such simulations, and, finally, the general scheme of GRBs detection that will be adopted on orbit.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 05 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Wed Apr 05 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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