Title

Monitoring the low-energy gamma-ray sky using Earth occultation with GLAST GBM

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

12-1-2007

Abstract

Long term all-sky monitoring of the 20 keV - 2 MeV gamma-ray sky using the Earth occultation technique was demonstrated by the BATSE instrument on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. The principles and techniques used for the development of an end-to-end earth occultation data analysis system for BATSE can be extended to the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM), resulting in multiband light curves and time-resolved spectra in the energy range 8 keV to above 1 MeV for known gamma-ray sources and transient outbursts, as well as the discovery of new sources of gamma-ray emission. In this paper we describe the application of the technique to the GBM. We also present the expected sensitivity for the GBM. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

AIP Conference Proceedings

First Page

538

Last Page

539

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