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22 October 1999 Coded-aperture x-ray/gamma-ray telescope for arc-minute localization of gamma-ray bursts
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MARGIE will be a large-area, wide field-of-view, hard x- ray/gamma-ray imaging telescope capable of providing accurate positions for faint gamma-ray bursts in near-real- time and of performing a sensitive survey of both steady and transient cosmic sources. The instrument is designed to image faint bursts at the low-intensity end of the log N - log S distribution. MARGIE was recently selected by NASA for a mission-concept study for an Ultra Long Duration Balloon flight. We describe a program to develop an instrument based on the new detector technology of either cadmium zinc telluride room-temperature semiconductors or pixelated cesium iodide scintillators viewed by fast timing charge- coupled devices.
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Michael L. Cherry, Peter Parker Altice Jr., David L. Band, James H. Buckley, T. Gregory Guzik, Paul L. Hink, S. Cheenu Kappadath, John R. Macri, James L. Matteson, Mark L. McConnell, Terrence J. O'Neill, James M. Ryan, Kimberly R. Slavis, John Gregory Stacy, and Allen D. Zych "Coded-aperture x-ray/gamma-ray telescope for arc-minute localization of gamma-ray bursts", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.366533
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