29 July 2010 SIDERALE and BIT: a small stratospheric balloon experiment for polar gamma background
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The paper describes the SIDERALE experiment that was hosted as a piggy back payload on SoRa LDB (Sounding Radar Long Distance Balloon) mission by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). SIDERALE was aimed at testing a detector for high energy astrophysics applications based on a 4x4 pixel CZT solid state sensor. An onboard data handling computer, a mass memory and a power supply units were integrated in SIDERALE. Furthermore an innovative telemetry system BIT (Bi-directional Iridium Telemetry) was used in order for SIDERALE to be autonomous and independent from the hosting payload. In the paper a preliminary analysis of flight and scientific data is discussed.
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M. Alderighi, E. Caroli, F. Casini, S. Cortiglioni, S. D'Angelo, S. Del Sordo, M. Fiorini, M. Mancini, L. Natalucci, E. M. Quadrini, E. Ronchi, G. Sorrenti, M. Uslenghi, "SIDERALE and BIT: a small stratospheric balloon experiment for polar gamma background", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773232 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862710; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.862710
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