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, Guido Barbiellini, A. Argan, Natalia Auricchio, Alberto R. Bernabeo, A. Bulgarelli, Patricia A. Caraveo, Enrico Celesti, A. Chen, Valter Cocco, Enrico Costa, Ettore Del Monte, G. De Paris, Guido Di Cocco, Giulio Fedel, Marco Feroci, Mauro Fiorini, T. Froysland, Marcello Galli, Fulvio Gianotti, A. Giuliani, Claudio Labanti, Igor Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, P. Lipari, Francesco Longo, Marcello Mastropietro, E. Mattaini, A. Mauri, Sandro Mereghetti, Ennio Morelli, Aldo Morselli, Luigi Pacciani, A. Pellizzoni, Francesco Perotti, Piergiorgio Picozza, C. Pittori, C. Pontoni, G. Porrovecchio, B. Preger, Michela Prest, Massimo Rapisarda, Elio Rossi, Alda Rubini, E. Sant' Ambrogio, Paolo Soffitta, L. Soli, Alessandro Traci, Massimo Trifoglio, Erik Vallazza, Stefano Vercellone, A. Zambra, 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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