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Title: Prospects for GRB science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope

Abstract

The Large Area Telescope (LAT) instrument on the Fermi mission will reveal the rich spectral and temporal gamma-ray burst (GRB) phenomena in the >100 MeV band. The synergy with Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor detectors will link these observations to those in the well explored 10-1000 keV range; the addition of the >100 MeV band observations will resolve theoretical uncertainties about burst emission in both the prompt and afterglow phases. Trigger algorithms will be applied to the LAT data both onboard the spacecraft and on the ground. Furthermore, the sensitivity of these triggers will differ because of the available computing resources onboard and on the ground. Here we present the LAT's burst detection methodologies and the instrument's GRB capabilities.

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  1. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD (United States)
  2. Stockholm Observatory, Stockholm (Sweden)
  3. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Pisa (Italy)
  4. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Trieste (Italy); Univ. di Trieste, Trieste (Italy)
  5. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  6. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, Padova (Italy); Univ. di Padova, Padova (Italy)
  7. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm (Sweden)
  8. Max-Planck Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany)
  9. Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)
  10. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  11. Univ. Montpellier, Montpellier (France)
  12. Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL (United States)
  13. Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) Science Data Center, Frascati (Roma) (Italy)
  14. "M. Merlin" dell'Univ. e del Politecnico di Bari, Bari (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bari (Italy)
  15. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  16. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, AL (United States)
  17. INAF-Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Roma (Italy)
  18. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD (United States); Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
  19. Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (United Kingdom)
  20. Univ. Montpellier, Montpellier (France); Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL (United States)
  21. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
  22. Univ. Montpellier, Montpellier (France); CEA-IRFU/CNRS/Univ. Paris Diderot, Gif sur Yvette (France)
  23. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Perugia (Italy)
  24. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bari (Italy)
  25. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)
  26. Univ. of Denver, Denver, CO (United States)
  27. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa (Japan)
  28. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Trieste (Italy)
  29. Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)
  30. NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA (United States)
  31. Hiroshima Univ., Higashi-Hiroshima (Japan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
Fermi LAT Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1357439
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 701; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-637X
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; gamma rays: bursts

Citation Formats

Band, D. L., Axelsson, M., Baldini, L., Barbiellini, G., Baring, M. G., Bastieri, D., Battelino, M., Bellazzini, R., Bissaldi, E., Bogaert, G., Bonnell, J., Chiang, J., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Connaughton, V., Cutini, S., de Palma, F., Dingus, B. L., do Couto e Silva, E., Fishman, G., Galli, A., Gehrels, N., Giglietto, N., Granot, J., Guiriec, S., Hughes, R. E., Kamae, T., Komin, N., Kuehn, F., Kuss, M., Longo, Francesco, Lubrano, P., Kippen, R. M., Mazziotta, M. N., McEnery, J. E., McGlynn, S., Moretti, E., Nakamori, T., Norris, J. P., Ohno, M., Olivo, M., Omodei, Nicola, Pelassa, V., Piron, F., Preece, R., Razzano, M., Russell, J. J., Ryde, F., Saz Parkinson, P. M., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shimokawabe, T., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Stamatikos, M., Winer, B. L., and Yamazaki, R. Prospects for GRB science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1673.
Band, D. L., Axelsson, M., Baldini, L., Barbiellini, G., Baring, M. G., Bastieri, D., Battelino, M., Bellazzini, R., Bissaldi, E., Bogaert, G., Bonnell, J., Chiang, J., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Connaughton, V., Cutini, S., de Palma, F., Dingus, B. L., do Couto e Silva, E., Fishman, G., Galli, A., Gehrels, N., Giglietto, N., Granot, J., Guiriec, S., Hughes, R. E., Kamae, T., Komin, N., Kuehn, F., Kuss, M., Longo, Francesco, Lubrano, P., Kippen, R. M., Mazziotta, M. N., McEnery, J. E., McGlynn, S., Moretti, E., Nakamori, T., Norris, J. P., Ohno, M., Olivo, M., Omodei, Nicola, Pelassa, V., Piron, F., Preece, R., Razzano, M., Russell, J. J., Ryde, F., Saz Parkinson, P. M., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shimokawabe, T., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Stamatikos, M., Winer, B. L., & Yamazaki, R. Prospects for GRB science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1673.
Band, D. L., Axelsson, M., Baldini, L., Barbiellini, G., Baring, M. G., Bastieri, D., Battelino, M., Bellazzini, R., Bissaldi, E., Bogaert, G., Bonnell, J., Chiang, J., Cohen-Tanugi, J., Connaughton, V., Cutini, S., de Palma, F., Dingus, B. L., do Couto e Silva, E., Fishman, G., Galli, A., Gehrels, N., Giglietto, N., Granot, J., Guiriec, S., Hughes, R. E., Kamae, T., Komin, N., Kuehn, F., Kuss, M., Longo, Francesco, Lubrano, P., Kippen, R. M., Mazziotta, M. N., McEnery, J. E., McGlynn, S., Moretti, E., Nakamori, T., Norris, J. P., Ohno, M., Olivo, M., Omodei, Nicola, Pelassa, V., Piron, F., Preece, R., Razzano, M., Russell, J. J., Ryde, F., Saz Parkinson, P. M., Scargle, J. D., Sgrò, C., Shimokawabe, T., Smith, P. D., Spandre, G., Spinelli, P., Stamatikos, M., Winer, B. L., and Yamazaki, R. Tue . "Prospects for GRB science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1673. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357439.
@article{osti_1357439,
title = {Prospects for GRB science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope},
author = {Band, D. L. and Axelsson, M. and Baldini, L. and Barbiellini, G. and Baring, M. G. and Bastieri, D. and Battelino, M. and Bellazzini, R. and Bissaldi, E. and Bogaert, G. and Bonnell, J. and Chiang, J. and Cohen-Tanugi, J. and Connaughton, V. and Cutini, S. and de Palma, F. and Dingus, B. L. and do Couto e Silva, E. and Fishman, G. and Galli, A. and Gehrels, N. and Giglietto, N. and Granot, J. and Guiriec, S. and Hughes, R. E. and Kamae, T. and Komin, N. and Kuehn, F. and Kuss, M. and Longo, Francesco and Lubrano, P. and Kippen, R. M. and Mazziotta, M. N. and McEnery, J. E. and McGlynn, S. and Moretti, E. and Nakamori, T. and Norris, J. P. and Ohno, M. and Olivo, M. and Omodei, Nicola and Pelassa, V. and Piron, F. and Preece, R. and Razzano, M. and Russell, J. J. and Ryde, F. and Saz Parkinson, P. M. and Scargle, J. D. and Sgrò, C. and Shimokawabe, T. and Smith, P. D. and Spandre, G. and Spinelli, P. and Stamatikos, M. and Winer, B. L. and Yamazaki, R.},
abstractNote = {The Large Area Telescope (LAT) instrument on the Fermi mission will reveal the rich spectral and temporal gamma-ray burst (GRB) phenomena in the >100 MeV band. The synergy with Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor detectors will link these observations to those in the well explored 10-1000 keV range; the addition of the >100 MeV band observations will resolve theoretical uncertainties about burst emission in both the prompt and afterglow phases. Trigger algorithms will be applied to the LAT data both onboard the spacecraft and on the ground. Furthermore, the sensitivity of these triggers will differ because of the available computing resources onboard and on the ground. Here we present the LAT's burst detection methodologies and the instrument's GRB capabilities.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1673},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
number = 2,
volume = 701,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {8}
}

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