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Coded-aperture x-ray/gamma-ray telescope for arc-minute localization of gamma-ray bursts
Author(s): Michael L. Cherry; Peter Parker Altice; David L. Band; James H. Buckley; T. Gregory Guzik; Paul L. Hink; S. Cheenu Kappadath; John R. Macri; James L. Matteson; Mark L. McConnell; Terrence J. O'Neill; James M. Ryan; Kimberly R. Slavis; John Gregory Stacy; Allen D. Zych
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Paper Abstract

MARGIE will be a large-area, wide field-of-view, hard x- ray/gamma-ray imaging telescope capable of providing accurate positions for faint gamma-ray bursts in near-real- time and of performing a sensitive survey of both steady and transient cosmic sources. The instrument is designed to image faint bursts at the low-intensity end of the log N - log S distribution. MARGIE was recently selected by NASA for a mission-concept study for an Ultra Long Duration Balloon flight. We describe a program to develop an instrument based on the new detector technology of either cadmium zinc telluride room-temperature semiconductors or pixelated cesium iodide scintillators viewed by fast timing charge- coupled devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366533
Show Author Affiliations
Michael L. Cherry, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Peter Parker Altice, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
David L. Band, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
James H. Buckley, Washington Univ. (United States)
T. Gregory Guzik, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Paul L. Hink, Washington Univ. (United States)
S. Cheenu Kappadath, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
John R. Macri, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
James L. Matteson, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Mark L. McConnell, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Terrence J. O'Neill, Univ. of California/Riverside (United States)
James M. Ryan, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Kimberly R. Slavis, Washington Univ. (United States)
John Gregory Stacy, Louisiana State Univ. and Southern Univ. (United States)
Allen D. Zych, Univ. of California/Riverside (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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