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The MGSE software for the on-ground gamma-ray calibration of the AGILE payload
Author(s): Fulvio Gianotti; Andrea Bulgarelli; Massimo Trifoglio; Guido Di Cocco; Marco Tavani; Claudio Labanti; Alessandro Traci
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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 successfully launched on 23 April 2007 and currently fully operative. The on-ground Gamma Ray calibration of the Payload have been carried out 18 months before launch at the Beam Test Facility - INFN LNF (Roma) using a complement of mechanical and electrical equipment and computer systems specifically developed to that purpose. In particular, a specific software has been designed and developed to automate the operations of the Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) which positions the Payload in front of the Beam. In this paper the architecture and the performance of the software will be described and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70113D (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789330
Show Author Affiliations
Fulvio Gianotti, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Andrea Bulgarelli, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Guido Di Cocco, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Marco Tavani, INAF-IASF Roma (Italy)
Claudio Labanti, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)
Alessandro Traci, INAF-IASF Bologna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7011:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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