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Title: Environmental Test Activity on the Flight Modules of the GLAST LAT Tracker

Abstract

The GLAST Large Area Telescope (LAT) is a gamma-ray telescope consisting of a silicon micro-strip detector tracker followed by a segmented CsI calorimeter and covered by a segmented scintillator anticoincidence system that will search for {gamma}-rays in the 20 MeV-300 GeV energy range. The results of the environmental tests performed on the flight modules (towers) of the Tracker are presented. The aim of the environmental tests is to verify the performance of the silicon detectors in the expected mission environment. The tower modules are subjected to dynamic tests that simulate the launch environment and thermal vacuum test that reproduce the thermal gradients expected on orbit. The tower performance is continuously monitored during the whole test sequence. The environmental test activity, the results of the tests and the silicon tracker performance are presented.

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Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
899577
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-12355
TRN: US200709%%179
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Prepared for 9th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications, Villa Erba, Como, Italy, 17-21 Oct 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANTICOINCIDENCE; CALORIMETERS; ENERGY RANGE; PERFORMANCE; TELESCOPES; COSMIC PHOTONS; DESIGN; MECHANICAL TESTS; Instrumentation,INST

Citation Formats

Brigida, M., Caliandro, A., Favuzzi, C., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Giglietto, N., Giordano, F., Loparco, F., Marangelli, B., Mazziotta, M.N., Mirizzi, N., Raino, S., Spinelli, P., and /Bari U. /INFN, Bari. Environmental Test Activity on the Flight Modules of the GLAST LAT Tracker. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Brigida, M., Caliandro, A., Favuzzi, C., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Giglietto, N., Giordano, F., Loparco, F., Marangelli, B., Mazziotta, M.N., Mirizzi, N., Raino, S., Spinelli, P., & /Bari U. /INFN, Bari. Environmental Test Activity on the Flight Modules of the GLAST LAT Tracker. United States.
Brigida, M., Caliandro, A., Favuzzi, C., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Giglietto, N., Giordano, F., Loparco, F., Marangelli, B., Mazziotta, M.N., Mirizzi, N., Raino, S., Spinelli, P., and /Bari U. /INFN, Bari. Thu . "Environmental Test Activity on the Flight Modules of the GLAST LAT Tracker". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/899577.
@article{osti_899577,
title = {Environmental Test Activity on the Flight Modules of the GLAST LAT Tracker},
author = {Brigida, M. and Caliandro, A. and Favuzzi, C. and Fusco, P. and Gargano, F. and Giglietto, N. and Giordano, F. and Loparco, F. and Marangelli, B. and Mazziotta, M.N. and Mirizzi, N. and Raino, S. and Spinelli, P. and /Bari U. /INFN, Bari},
abstractNote = {The GLAST Large Area Telescope (LAT) is a gamma-ray telescope consisting of a silicon micro-strip detector tracker followed by a segmented CsI calorimeter and covered by a segmented scintillator anticoincidence system that will search for {gamma}-rays in the 20 MeV-300 GeV energy range. The results of the environmental tests performed on the flight modules (towers) of the Tracker are presented. The aim of the environmental tests is to verify the performance of the silicon detectors in the expected mission environment. The tower modules are subjected to dynamic tests that simulate the launch environment and thermal vacuum test that reproduce the thermal gradients expected on orbit. The tower performance is continuously monitored during the whole test sequence. The environmental test activity, the results of the tests and the silicon tracker performance are presented.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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