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The AGILE mission and its scientific instrument
Author(s): M. Tavani; G. Barbiellini; A. Argan; M. Basset; F. Boffelli; A. Bulgarelli; P. Caraveo; A. Chen; E. Costa; G. De Paris; E. Del Monte; G. Di Cocco; I. Donnarumma; M. Feroci; M. Fiorini; L. Foggetta; T. Froysland; M. Frutti; F. Fuschino; M. Galli; F. Gianotti; A. Giuliani; C. Labanti; I. Lapshov; F. Lazzarotto; F. Liello; P. Lipari; F. Longo; M. Marisaldi; M. Mastropietro; E. Mattaini; F. Mauri; S. Mereghetti; E. Morelli; A. Morselli; L. Pacciani; A. Pellizzoni; F. Perotti; P. Picozza; C. Pittori; C. Pontoni; G. Porrovecchio; M. Prest; G. Pucella; M. Rapisarda; E. Rossi; A. Rubini; P. Soffitta; A. Traci; M. Trifoglio; A. Trois; E. Vallazza; S. Vercellone; A. Zambra; D. Zanello
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Paper Abstract

The AGILE Mission will explore the gamma-ray Universe with a very innovative instrument combining for the first time a gamma-ray imager (sensitive in the range 30 MeV - 50 GeV) and a hard X-ray imager (sensitive in the range 15-45 keV). An optimal angular resolution and a large field of view are obtained by the use of state-of-the-art Silicon detectors integrated in a very compact instrument. AGILE will be operational at the beginning of 2007 and it will provide crucial data for the study of Active Galactic Nuclei, Gamma-Ray Bursts, unidentified gamma-ray sources, Galactic compact objects, supernova remnants, TeV sources, and fundamental physics by microsecond timing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 626603 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673207
Show Author Affiliations
M. Tavani, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
Univ. Tor Vergata (Italy)
G. Barbiellini, INFN Trieste (Italy)
Univ. di Trieste (Italy)
A. Argan, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
M. Basset, INFN Trieste (Italy)
F. Boffelli, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
INFN Pavia (Italy)
A. Bulgarelli, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
P. Caraveo, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
A. Chen, CIFS (Italy)
INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
E. Costa, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
G. De Paris, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
E. Del Monte, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
G. Di Cocco, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
I. Donnarumma, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Feroci, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Fiorini, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
L. Foggetta, CIFS (Italy)
INFN Trieste (Italy)
T. Froysland, CIFS (Italy)
INFN Roma 2 (Italy)
M. Frutti, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
F. Fuschino, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
M. Galli, ENEA Bologna (Italy)
F. Gianotti, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
A. Giuliani, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
C. Labanti, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
I. Lapshov, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
F. Lazzarotto, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
F. Liello, INFN Trieste (Italy)
P. Lipari, INFN Roma 1 (Italy)
Univ. La Sapienza (Italy)
F. Longo, INFN Trieste (Italy)
Univ. di Trieste (Italy)
M. Marisaldi, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
M. Mastropietro, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
E. Mattaini, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
F. Mauri, INFN Pavia (Italy)
S. Mereghetti, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
E. Morelli, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
A. Morselli, Univ. Tor Vergata (Italy)
INFN Roma 2 (Italy)
L. Pacciani, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
A. Pellizzoni, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
F. Perotti, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
P. Picozza, Univ. Tor Vergata (Italy)
INFN Roma 2 (Italy)
C. Pittori, Univ. Tor Vergata (Italy)
INFN Roma 2 (Italy)
C. Pontoni, INFN Trieste (Italy)
G. Porrovecchio, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Prest, INFN Trieste (Italy)
G. Pucella, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
M. Rapisarda, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
E. Rossi, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
A. Rubini, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
P. Soffitta, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
A. Traci, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
M. Trifoglio, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
A. Trois, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
E. Vallazza, INFN Trieste (Italy)
S. Vercellone, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
A. Zambra, CIFS (Italy)
INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
D. Zanello, INFN Roma 1 (Italy)
Univ. La Sapienza (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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