The GLAST Mission, LAT and GRBs

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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 ... continued below

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Omodei, Nicola & /INFN, Pisa April 5, 2006.

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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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  • 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

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-11802
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 881125
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Omodei, Nicola & /INFN, Pisa. The GLAST Mission, LAT and GRBs, article, April 5, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874644/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.