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SIDERALE and BIT: a small stratospheric balloon experiment for polar gamma background
Author(s): M. Alderighi; E. Caroli; F. Casini; S. Cortiglioni; S. D'Angelo; S. Del Sordo; M. Fiorini; M. Mancini; L. Natalucci; E. M. Quadrini; E. Ronchi; G. Sorrenti; M. Uslenghi
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the SIDERALE experiment that was hosted as a piggy back payload on SoRa LDB (Sounding Radar Long Distance Balloon) mission by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). SIDERALE was aimed at testing a detector for high energy astrophysics applications based on a 4x4 pixel CZT solid state sensor. An onboard data handling computer, a mass memory and a power supply units were integrated in SIDERALE. Furthermore an innovative telemetry system BIT (Bi-directional Iridium Telemetry) was used in order for SIDERALE to be autonomous and independent from the hosting payload. In the paper a preliminary analysis of flight and scientific data is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773232 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862710
Show Author Affiliations
M. Alderighi, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
E. Caroli, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
F. Casini, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
Sanitas EG s.r.l. (Italy)
S. Cortiglioni, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
S. D'Angelo, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
S. Del Sordo, INAF - IASF Palermo (Italy)
M. Fiorini, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
M. Mancini, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
Sanitas EG s.r.l. (Italy)
L. Natalucci, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
E. M. Quadrini, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
E. Ronchi, LEN s.r.l. (Italy)
G. Sorrenti, Sanitas EG s.r.l. (Italy)
M. Uslenghi, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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