The GLAST burst monitor instrument response simulation system

Hoover, A. S. and Kippen, R. M. and Meegan, C. A. and Fishman, G. J. and Wilson, R. B. and Wilson-Hodge, C. A. and Kouveliotou, C. and Lichti, G. G. and von Kienlin, A. and Diehl, R. and Greiner, J. and Schoenfelder, V. and Steinle, H. and Preece, R. D. and Briggs, M. S. and Paciesas, W. S. and Bhat, P. N. and Connaughton, V. (2005) The GLAST burst monitor instrument response simulation system. Il nuovo cimento C, 28 (4\5). pp. 797-800. ISSN 1826-9885

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The GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) is designed to provide wide field of view observations of gamma-ray bursts from 10 keV to 25MeV. The GBM is composed of twelve NaI and two BGO detectors that are widely dispersed about the GLAST spacecraft. Reconstructing burst locations and energy spectra from these separated detectors requires detailed knowledge of the response to direct and scattered burst radiation. A simulation software package based on the GEANT4 Monte Carlo toolset is being developed to fulfill this requirement. We will discuss the architecture of our simulation system and evaluate the scientific capabilities of the GBM.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the “4th Workshop on Gamma-Ray Burst in the Afterglow Era”, Rome, October 18-22, 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: X- and γ-ray telescopes and instrumentation ; γ-ray sources; γ-ray bursts
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 520 Astronomia e scienze connesse
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 17:55
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 17:55

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