GRB Simulations in GLAST

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The Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST), scheduled to be launched in fall of 2007, is the next generation satellite for high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. The Large Area Telescope (LAT) is a pair conversion telescope built with a high precision silicon tracker, a segmented CsI electromagnetic calorimeter and a plastic anticoincidence shield. The LAT will survey the sky in the energy range between 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV, shedding light on many issues left open by its highly successful predecessor EGRET. LAT will observe Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) in an energy range never explored before; to tie these frontier observations ... continued below

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Omodei, Nicola; /INFN, Pisa; Battelino, Milan; Observ., /Stockholm; Komin, Nukri; U., /Montpellier et al. October 22, 2007.

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The Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST), scheduled to be launched in fall of 2007, is the next generation satellite for high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. The Large Area Telescope (LAT) is a pair conversion telescope built with a high precision silicon tracker, a segmented CsI electromagnetic calorimeter and a plastic anticoincidence shield. The LAT will survey the sky in the energy range between 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV, shedding light on many issues left open by its highly successful predecessor EGRET. LAT will observe Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) in an energy range never explored before; to tie these frontier observations to the better-known properties at lower energies, a second instrument, the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) will provide important spectra and timing in the 10 keV to 30 MeV range. We briefly present the instruments onboard the GLAST satellite, their synergy in the GRB observations and the work done so far by the collaboration in simulation, analysis, and GRB sensitivity estimation.

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  • Journal Name: AIP Conf.Proc.906:1-10,2007; Conference: Prepared for Symposium on Gamma-ray Bursts in Connections with the GLAST-LAT Collaboration Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, 1 Sep 2006

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-12904
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918542
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc888362

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Omodei, Nicola; /INFN, Pisa; Battelino, Milan; Observ., /Stockholm; Komin, Nukri; U., /Montpellier et al. GRB Simulations in GLAST, article, October 22, 2007; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc888362/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.