In orbit performance and observations of the silicon strip experiment super AGILE

Marco Feroci, Enrico Costa, Ettore Del Monte, Giuseppe Di Persio, Immacolata Donnarumma, Yuri Evangelista, Massimo Frutti, Igor Lapshov, Francesco Lazzarotto, Marcello Mastropietro, Ennio Morelli, Luigi Pacciani, Massimo Rapisarda, AIda Rubini, Paolo Soffitta, Andrea Argan, Alessio Trois, Marco Tavani

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Abstract

The SuperAGILE experiment is the hard X-ray monitor of the Italian AGILE gamma-ray mission. SuperAGILE is the first experiment for X-ray astronomy employing singlesided silicon microstrip detectors in space. The fine position sensitivity of these detectors allowed to design a coded mask imaging experiment very compact and resource-effective, operating in the 18-60 keV energy range. In this paper we present the design of the experiment, its development as well as its first operations in orbit, and a brief summary of the main scientific results achieved after 12 months of nominal observations. ©2008 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

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Conference2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
CountryGermany
Period1/1/08 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Feroci, M., Costa, E., Del Monte, E., Di Persio, G., Donnarumma, I., Evangelista, Y., ... Tavani, M. (2008). In orbit performance and observations of the silicon strip experiment super AGILE. Paper presented at 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4774769