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Paper: Gamma-Ray Bursts Localization with SuperAGILE
Volume: 312, Third Rome Workshop on Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era
Page: 509
Authors: Feroci, M.; Costa, E.; Del Monte, E.; Lapshov, I.; Lazzarotto, F.; Pacciani, L.; Preger, B.; Rapisarda, M.; Soffitta, P.; Argan, A.; Mereghetti, S.; Tavani, M.; Vercellone, S.; Barbiellini, G.; Longo, F.; Prest, M.; Vallazza, E.
Abstract: The gamma-ray mission AGILE, currently scheduled for launch in 2005, is designed to have a Silicon Tracker and a Minicalorimeter for detecting gamma-rays in the energy range 30 MeV - 50 GeV, with a field of view in excess of 2 sr. The simultaneous monitoring of (approximately) the same field in the energy range 10-40 keV is performed by SuperAGILE. This is based on 4 Si-microstrip detectors, with a total geometric area of 1444 cm2 (max effective about 300 cm2), equipped with one-dimensional coded masks. The 4 detectors are perpendicularly oriented, in order to provide pairs of orthogonal one-dimensional images of the X-ray sky. The field of view of each 1-D detector is 107°x68°, at zero response, with an overlap in the central 68°x68° area. The angular resolution on axis is 6 arcmin (pixel size). We show the perspectives of SuperAGILE in the field of GRBs, for which an onboard triggering and imaging system will allow to derive the coordinates of the detected GRBs (expected to be ~1-2 per month and possibly distribute them in real time.
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