15 July 2008 In-flight performance of the AGILE mini-calorimeter and its gamma-ray burst detection capabilities
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The Minicalorimeter (MCAL) is a scintillation detector onboard the Italian space mission AGILE, dedicated to gamma-ray and hard-X astrophysics and launched on 23 April, 2007. MCAL can work both as part of the gamma-ray imaging system and as an independent detector for gamma-ray burst (GRB) in the 350 keV - 100 MeV energy range. The on-board trigger logic is now enabled for burst search on timescales as short as 64 ms, leading to a detection rate of about one event/week. MCAL is particularly suitable for the detection of short-hard bursts and contributes to GRB localization through the Inter-Planetary Network (IPN).
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Martino Marisaldi, Martino Marisaldi, Claudio Labanti, Claudio Labanti, Fabio Fuschino, Fabio Fuschino, Marcello Galli, Marcello Galli, Andrea Argan, Andrea Argan, Andrea Bulgarelli, Andrea Bulgarelli, Guido Di Cocco, Guido Di Cocco, Fulvio Gianotti, Fulvio Gianotti, Marco Tavani, Marco Tavani, Massimo Trifoglio, Massimo Trifoglio, Alessio Trois, Alessio Trois, } "In-flight performance of the AGILE mini-calorimeter and its gamma-ray burst detection capabilities", Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70111P (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789182; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789182
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