13 June 2006 The Advanced Compton Telescope
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The Advanced Compton Telescope (ACT), the next major step in gamma-ray astronomy, will probe the fires where chemical elements are formed by enabling high-resolution spectroscopy of nuclear emission from supernova explosions. During the past two years, our collaboration has been undertaking a NASA mission concept study for ACT. This study was designed to (1) transform the key scientific objectives into specific instrument requirements, (2) to identify the most promising technologies to meet those requirements, and (3) to design a viable mission concept for this instrument. We present the results of this study, including scientific goals and expected performance, mission design, and technology recommendations.
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Steven Boggs, Steven Boggs, James Kurfess, James Kurfess, James Ryan, James Ryan, Elena Aprile, Elena Aprile, Neil Gehrels, Neil Gehrels, Marc Kippen, Marc Kippen, Marc Leising, Marc Leising, Uwe Oberlack, Uwe Oberlack, Cornelia Wunderer, Cornelia Wunderer, Allen Zych, Allen Zych, Peter Bloser, Peter Bloser, Michael Harris, Michael Harris, Andrew Hoover, Andrew Hoover, Alexei Klimenk, Alexei Klimenk, Dan Kocevski, Dan Kocevski, Mark McConnell, Mark McConnell, Peter Milne, Peter Milne, Elena I. Novikova, Elena I. Novikova, Bernard Phlips, Bernard Phlips, Mark Polsen, Mark Polsen, Steven Sturner, Steven Sturner, Derek Tournear, Derek Tournear, Georg Weidenspointner, Georg Weidenspointner, Eric Wulf, Eric Wulf, Andreas Zoglauer, Andreas Zoglauer, Matthew Baring, Matthew Baring, John Beacom, John Beacom, Lars Bildsten, Lars Bildsten, Charles Dermer, Charles Dermer, Dieter Hartmann, Dieter Hartmann, Margarita Hernanz, Margarita Hernanz, David Smith, David Smith, Sumner Starrfield, Sumner Starrfield, } "The Advanced Compton Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 626624 (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670605; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670605
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