One of the scientific objectives of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is the study of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). The Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GBM) was designed to detect and localize bursts for the Fermi mission. By means of an array of 12 NaI(Tl) (8 keV to 1 MeV) and two BGO (0.2 to 40 MeV) scintillation detectors, GBM extends the energy range (20 MeV to > 300 GeV) of Fermi's main instrument, the Large Area Telescope (LAT), into the traditional range of current GRB databases. The physical detector response of the GBM instrument to GRBs is determined with the help of Monte Carlo simulations, which are supported and verified by on-ground individual detector calibration measurements. We present the principal instrument properties, which have been determined as a function of energy and angle, including the channel-energy relation, the energy resolution and the effective area. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.
|Titolo:||Fermi GBM: Main detector‐level calibration results|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Nome del convegno:||6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Burst|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3155924|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|