LAT Observation of GRBs: Simulations and Sensitivity Studies

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The GLAST Large Area Telescope (LAT) is the next generation satellite experiment for high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. It employs a pair conversion technique to record photons in the energy range from 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV. The LAT will follow the steps from its predecessor EGRET (1991-2000), and will explore the high-energy gamma-ray sky with unprecedented capabilities. The observation of Gamma-Ray Bursts is one of the main science goal of the LAT: in this contribution we compute an estimation of the LAT sensitivity to GRB, adopting a phenomenological description of GRBs, where the high-energy emission in GRB is obtained ... continued below

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Omodei, Nicola; /INFN, Pisa; Norris, Jay & U., /Denver October 22, 2007.

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The GLAST Large Area Telescope (LAT) is the next generation satellite experiment for high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. It employs a pair conversion technique to record photons in the energy range from 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV. The LAT will follow the steps from its predecessor EGRET (1991-2000), and will explore the high-energy gamma-ray sky with unprecedented capabilities. The observation of Gamma-Ray Bursts is one of the main science goal of the LAT: in this contribution we compute an estimation of the LAT sensitivity to GRB, adopting a phenomenological description of GRBs, where the high-energy emission in GRB is obtained extrapolating the observed BATSE spectrum up to LAT energies. The effect of the cosmological attenuation is included. We use the BATSE current catalog to build up our statistics.

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  • Journal Name: AIP Conf.Proc.921:472-473,2007; Conference: Prepared for 1st GLAST Symposium, Stanford, Palo Alto, 5-8 Feb 2007

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Omodei, Nicola; /INFN, Pisa; Norris, Jay & U., /Denver. LAT Observation of GRBs: Simulations and Sensitivity Studies, article, October 22, 2007; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890062/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.