First results about on-ground calibration of the silicon tracker for the AGILE satellite

P.W. Cattaneo, A. Argan, F. Boffelli, A. Bulgarelli, B. Buonomo, A.W. Chen, F. D'Ammando, T. Froysland, F. Fuschino, M. Galli, F. Gianotti, A. Giuliani, F. Longo, M. Marisaldi, G. Mazzitelli, A. Pellizzoni, M. Prest, G. Pucella, L. Quintieri, A. RappoldiM. Tavani, M. Trifoglio, A. Trois, P. Valente, E. Vallazza, S. Vercellone, A. Zambra, G. Barbiellini, P. Caraveo, V. Cocco, E. Costa, G. De Paris, E. Del Monte, G. Di Cocco, I. Donnarumma, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, A. Ferrari, M. Fiorini, C. Labanti, I. Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, P. Lipari, M. Mastropietro, S. Mereghetti, E. Morelli, E. Moretti, A. Morselli, L. Pacciani, F. Perotti, G. Piano, P. Picozza, M. Pilia, G. Porrovecchio, M. Rapisarda, A. Rubini, S. Sabatini, P. Soffitta, E. Striani, V. Vittorini, D. Zanello, S. Colafrancesco, P. Giommi, C. Pittori, P. Santolamazza, F. Verrecchia, L. Salotti

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Abstract

The AGILE scientific instrument has been calibrated with a tagged γ-ray beam at the Beam Test Facility (BTF) of the INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF). The goal of the calibration was the measure of the Point Spread Function (PSF) as a function of the photon energy and incident angle and the validation of the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of the silicon tracker operation. The calibration setup is described and some preliminary results are presented. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251 - 257
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume630
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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