11 March 2003 The AGILE instrument
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AGILE is an ASI gamma-ray astrophysics space Mission which will operate in the 30 MeV - 50 GeV range with imaging capabilities also in the 10 - 40 keV range. Primary scientific goals include the study of AGNs, gamma-ray bursts, Galactic sources, unidentified gamma-ray sources, diffuse Galactic and extragalactic gamma-ray emission, high-precision timing studies, and Quantum Gravity testing. The AGILE scientific instrument is based on an innovative design of three detecting systems: (1) a Silicon Tracker, (2) a Mini-Calorimeter, and (3) an ultralight coded mask system with Si-detectors (Super-AGILE). AGILE is designed to provide: (1) excellent imaging in the energy bands 30 MeV-50 GeV (5-10 arcmin for intense sources) and 10-40 keV (1-3 arcmin); (2) optimal timing capabilities, with independent readout systems and minimal deadtimes for the Silicon Tracker, Super-AGILE and Mini-Calorimeter; (3) large field of view for the gamma-ray imaging detector (~3 sr) and Super-AGILE (~1 sr). AGILE will be the only Mission entirely dedicated to source detection above 30 MeV during the period 2004-2006.
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Marco Tavani, Marco Tavani, Guido Barbiellini, Guido Barbiellini, A. Argan, A. Argan, Natalia Auricchio, Natalia Auricchio, Alberto R. Bernabeo, Alberto R. Bernabeo, A. Bulgarelli, A. Bulgarelli, Patricia A. Caraveo, Patricia A. Caraveo, Enrico Celesti, Enrico Celesti, A. Chen, A. Chen, Valter Cocco, Valter Cocco, Enrico Costa, Enrico Costa, Ettore Del Monte, Ettore Del Monte, G. De Paris, G. De Paris, Guido Di Cocco, Guido Di Cocco, Giulio Fedel, Giulio Fedel, Marco Feroci, Marco Feroci, Mauro Fiorini, Mauro Fiorini, T. Froysland, T. Froysland, Marcello Galli, Marcello Galli, Fulvio Gianotti, Fulvio Gianotti, A. Giuliani, A. Giuliani, Claudio Labanti, Claudio Labanti, Igor Lapshov, Igor Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, F. Lazzarotto, P. Lipari, P. Lipari, Francesco Longo, Francesco Longo, Marcello Mastropietro, Marcello Mastropietro, E. Mattaini, E. Mattaini, A. Mauri, A. Mauri, Sandro Mereghetti, Sandro Mereghetti, Ennio Morelli, Ennio Morelli, Aldo Morselli, Aldo Morselli, Luigi Pacciani, Luigi Pacciani, A. Pellizzoni, A. Pellizzoni, Francesco Perotti, Francesco Perotti, Piergiorgio Picozza, Piergiorgio Picozza, C. Pittori, C. Pittori, C. Pontoni, C. Pontoni, G. Porrovecchio, G. Porrovecchio, B. Preger, B. Preger, Michela Prest, Michela Prest, Massimo Rapisarda, Massimo Rapisarda, Elio Rossi, Elio Rossi, Alda Rubini, Alda Rubini, E. Sant' Ambrogio, E. Sant' Ambrogio, Paolo Soffitta, Paolo Soffitta, L. Soli, L. Soli, Alessandro Traci, Alessandro Traci, Massimo Trifoglio, Massimo Trifoglio, Erik Vallazza, Erik Vallazza, Stefano Vercellone, Stefano Vercellone, A. Zambra, A. Zambra, D. Zanello, D. Zanello, } "The AGILE instrument", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461312; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461312


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