SuperAGILE and gamma ray bursts

Luigi Pacciani, Enrico Costa, Guido Barbiellini, Ettore Del Monte, Immacolata Donnarumma, Yuri Evangelista, Marco Feroci, Massimo Frutti, Francesco Lazzarotto, Igor Lapshov, Marcello Mastropietro, Ennio Morelli, Massimo Rapisarda, Alda Rubini, Paolo Soffitta, Marco Tavani

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The solid-state hard X-ray imager of AGILE gamma-ray mission - SuperAGILE - has a six arcmin on-axis angular resolution in the 15-45 keV range, a field of view in excess of 1 steradian. The instrument is very light: 5 kg only. It is equipped with an on-board self triggering logic, image deconvolution, and it is able to transmit the coordinates of a GRB to the ground in real-time through the ORBCOMM constellation of satellites. Photon by photon Scientific Data are sent to the Malindi ground station at every contact. In this paper we review the performance of the SuperAGILE experiment (scheduled for a launch in the middle of 2006), after its first onground calibrations, and show the perspectives for Gamma Ray Bursts. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference - , United States
Duration: 19 May 2006 → …


ConferenceGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference
CountryUnited States
Period19/5/06 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Pacciani, L., Costa, E., Barbiellini, G., Del Monte, E., Donnarumma, I., Evangelista, Y., ... Tavani, M. (2006). SuperAGILE and gamma ray bursts. Paper presented at GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference, United States.