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The AGILE instrument
Author(s): Marco Tavani; Guido Barbiellini; A. Argan; Natalia Auricchio; Alberto R. Bernabeo; A. Bulgarelli; Patricia A. Caraveo; Enrico Celesti; A. Chen; Valter Cocco; Enrico Costa; Ettore Del Monte; G. De Paris; Guido Di Cocco; Giulio Fedel; Marco Feroci; Mauro Fiorini; T. Froysland; Marcello Galli; Fulvio Gianotti; A. Giuliani; Claudio Labanti; Igor Lapshov; F. Lazzarotto; P. Lipari; Francesco Longo; Marcello Mastropietro; E. Mattaini; A. Mauri; Sandro Mereghetti; Ennio Morelli; Aldo Morselli; Luigi Pacciani; A. Pellizzoni; Francesco Perotti; Piergiorgio Picozza; C. Pittori; C. Pontoni; G. Porrovecchio; B. Preger; Michela Prest; Massimo Rapisarda; Elio Rossi; Alda Rubini; E. Sant' Ambrogio; Paolo Soffitta; L. Soli; Alessandro Traci; Massimo Trifoglio; Erik Vallazza; Stefano Vercellone; A. Zambra; D. Zanello
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Paper Abstract

AGILE is an ASI gamma-ray astrophysics space Mission which will operate in the 30 MeV - 50 GeV range with imaging capabilities also in the 10 - 40 keV range. Primary scientific goals include the study of AGNs, gamma-ray bursts, Galactic sources, unidentified gamma-ray sources, diffuse Galactic and extragalactic gamma-ray emission, high-precision timing studies, and Quantum Gravity testing. The AGILE scientific instrument is based on an innovative design of three detecting systems: (1) a Silicon Tracker, (2) a Mini-Calorimeter, and (3) an ultralight coded mask system with Si-detectors (Super-AGILE). AGILE is designed to provide: (1) excellent imaging in the energy bands 30 MeV-50 GeV (5-10 arcmin for intense sources) and 10-40 keV (1-3 arcmin); (2) optimal timing capabilities, with independent readout systems and minimal deadtimes for the Silicon Tracker, Super-AGILE and Mini-Calorimeter; (3) large field of view for the gamma-ray imaging detector (~3 sr) and Super-AGILE (~1 sr). AGILE will be the only Mission entirely dedicated to source detection above 30 MeV during the period 2004-2006.

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Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461312
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Marco Tavani, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Guido Barbiellini, Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)
A. Argan, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Natalia Auricchio, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Alberto R. Bernabeo, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (Italy)
A. Bulgarelli, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Patricia A. Caraveo, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Enrico Celesti, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
A. Chen, Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisca Spaziale (Italy)
IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Valter Cocco, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Enrico Costa, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Ettore Del Monte, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
G. De Paris, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (Italy)
Guido Di Cocco, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Giulio Fedel, Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)
Marco Feroci, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Mauro Fiorini, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
T. Froysland, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (Italy)
Marcello Galli, ENEA (Italy)
Fulvio Gianotti, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
A. Giuliani, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (Italy)
Claudio Labanti, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Igor Lapshov, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
F. Lazzarotto, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (Italy)
P. Lipari, Univ. degli Studi di Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)
Francesco Longo, Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)
Marcello Mastropietro, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
E. Mattaini, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (Italy)
A. Mauri, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Sandro Mereghetti, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Ennio Morelli, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Aldo Morselli, Univ. degli Studi di Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)
Luigi Pacciani, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
A. Pellizzoni, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Francesco Perotti, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Piergiorgio Picozza, Univ. degli Studi di Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)
C. Pittori, Univ. degli Studi di Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)
C. Pontoni, INFN-CNR (Italy)
IASFC-CNR (Italy)
G. Porrovecchio, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
B. Preger, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Michela Prest, INFN-CNR (Italy)
Massimo Rapisarda, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Elio Rossi, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Alda Rubini, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
E. Sant' Ambrogio, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Paolo Soffitta, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
L. Soli, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
LABEN S.p.A (Italy)
Alessandro Traci, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
Erik Vallazza, INFN-CNR (Italy)
Stefano Vercellone, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
A. Zambra, IASFC-CNR (Italy)
D. Zanello, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
INFN-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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