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ECLAIRs: a microsatellite for the multiwavelength study of gamma-ray burst prompt emission
Author(s): Bertrand Cordier; Jaques Paul; Didier Barret; Gerald K. Skinner; Jean-Luc Atteia; George R. Ricker Jr.
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Paper Abstract

ECLAIRs is a microsatellite devoted to the multi-wavelength observation of the prompt emission of GRBs. For about 100 GRBs per year, ECLAIRs will provide high time resolution high sensitivity spectral coverage from a few eV up to a few hundred keV and localization to 10' in near real time. This capability is achieved by combining wide field optical and X-ray cameras sharing a common field of view with a coded-mask gamma camera providing the trigger and the localization of the bursts. ECLAIRs relies upon an international collaboration involving theoretical and hardware groups from Europe and the United States. In particular, it builds upon the extensive knowledge and expertise that is currently being gained with missions such as HETE-2 and INTEGRAL.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461345
Show Author Affiliations
Bertrand Cordier, CEA Saclay (France)
Jaques Paul, CEA Saclay (France)
Didier Barret, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
Gerald K. Skinner, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
Jean-Luc Atteia, Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
George R. Ricker Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

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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