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The MCAL science console software for the minicalorimeter of the AGILE mission
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Paper Abstract

AGILE is an ASI (Italian Space Agency) Small Space Mission for high energy astrophysics in the range 30 MeV - 50 GeV which is planned to be launched in 2005. The AGILE payload complement consists of a Tungsten-Silicon Tracker, a CsI Minicalorimeter, an anticoincidence system and a X-Ray detector sensitive in the 10-40 KeV range. The Minicalorimeter detector shall contribute to the determination of the energy interacting gamma-rays and will allow the detection of Gamma Ray Burst and other impulsive events from around 300 KeV. The MCAL Science Console software is part of the test equipment which provides support to the integration, verification and calibration of the Minicalorimeter from the Simplified Electrical Model (SEM) to the Protoflight model (PFM). We describe here the software version we have developed for the SEM test equipment, and which has been used during the functional, performance and calibration test campaign carried out in 2003 on the SEM Minicalorimeter model. In particular we address the performance and architectural issues in view of the next release to be procured for the Minicalorimeter PFM

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557908
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Bulgarelli, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Fulvio Gianotti, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Claudio Labanti, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Enrico Celesti, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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