The gamma-ray bursts monitor onboard SAX

E. Costa, F. Frontera, D. Dal Fiume, L. Amati, M.N. Cinti, P. Collina, M. Feroci, L. Nicastro, M. Orlandini, E. Palazzi, M. Rapisarda, G. Zavattini

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The four Lateral Shields of the PDS experiment aboard the Beppo-SAX satellite are equipped with dedicated electronics and used as a Gamma Ray Burst Monitor (GRBM). On a suitable trigger time histories are recorded and transmitted. The large geometric area and the low background of these detectors provide a remarkable capability which is limited, on the other hand, by the no uniform exposure to different direction, due to the shielding of the other experiments of SAX. Here we discuss the on-ground calibrations and the performance simulations in progress, aimed to reconstruct the cosmic X-ray fluxes impinging on the satellite from the recorded counting rates. © 1998 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129 - 1132
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Costa, E., Frontera, F., Dal Fiume, D., Amati, L., Cinti, M. N., Collina, P., Feroci, M., Nicastro, L., Orlandini, M., Palazzi, E., Rapisarda, M., & Zavattini, G. (1998). The gamma-ray bursts monitor onboard SAX. Advances in Space Research, 22(7), 1129 - 1132.