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SuperAGILE at launch
Author(s): P. Soffitta; E. Costa; E. Del Monte; G. Di Persio; I. Donnarumma; Y. Evangelista; M. Feroci; M. Frutti; I. Lapshov; F. Lazzarotto; M. Mastropietro; E. Morelli; L. Pacciani; G. Porrovecchio; M. Rapisarda; A. Rubini; G. Sabatino; Olga Uberti; A. Argan; M. Tavani
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Paper Abstract

SuperAGILE is the hard X-ray (15-45 keV) imager for the gamma-ray mission AGILE, currently scheduled for launch in early 2007. It is based on 4 Si-microstrip detectors, with a total geometric area of 1444 cm2 (max effective area 230 cm2), equipped with 4 one-dimensional coded masks. The 4 detectors are perpendicularly oriented, in order to provide pairs of orthogonal one-dimensional images of the X-ray sky. The field of view of each 1-D detector is 107° x 68°, at zero response, with an overlap in the central 68° x 68° area. The angular resolution on axis is 6 arcmin. We present here the current status of the hardware development and the scientific perspective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 626631 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671652
Show Author Affiliations
P. Soffitta, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
E. Costa, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
E. Del Monte, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
G. Di Persio, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
I. Donnarumma, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
Y. Evangelista, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
M. Feroci, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
M. Frutti, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
I. Lapshov, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
F. Lazzarotto, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
M. Mastropietro, ISC CNR (Italy)
E. Morelli, INAF IASF-Bologna (Italy)
L. Pacciani, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
G. Porrovecchio, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
M. Rapisarda, ENEA (Italy)
A. Rubini, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
G. Sabatino, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
Olga Uberti, INAF IASF-Roma (Italy)
A. Argan, INAF IASF-Milano (Italy)
M. Tavani, INAF IASF-Roma (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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