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Ground support equipment for scientific tests and calibration of the AGILE instrument
Author(s): Massimo Trifoglio; Fulvio Gianotti; John Buchan Stephen; Enrico Celesti; Claudio Labanti; Alessandro Traci
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Paper Abstract

The AGILE satellite is designed to observe emission in the energy range from 30 MeV to 50 GeV from a variety of celestial objects such as Galactic sources, Active Galactic Nuclei, gamma ray bursts, solar flares and unidentified objects as well as diffuse emission. It is intended to be operational for a period of 3 years from the foreseen launch date of 2002. In the intervening time the instrument will proceed from the design phase, through the construction, test and calibration to the flight ready status. In order to support these activities a dedicated Ground Support Equipment (GSE), including both mechanical and electrical items will be required. Herein we describe the architecture of the GSE with particular reference to the items devoted to the scientific data acquisition, archiving and processing and to the control of the detector position in the calibration beam facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409145
Show Author Affiliations
Massimo Trifoglio, Istituto Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (Italy)
Fulvio Gianotti, Istituto Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (Italy)
John Buchan Stephen, Istituto Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (Italy)
Enrico Celesti, Istituto Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (Italy)
Claudio Labanti, Istituto Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (Italy)
Alessandro Traci, Istituto Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4140:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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