HEAD Division Meeting 1999, April 1999
Session 17. Missions and Instruments
Poster, Tuesday, April 13, 1999, 8:30am-6:02pm, Gold Room

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[17.07] GRB studies with AGILE

F. Longo, G. Barbiellini, G. Budini, M. Prest, A. Vacchi (INFN and Univ. Trieste), P. Caraveo, S. Mereghetti, F. Perotti, M. Tavani, S. Vercellone (IFC-CNR), E. Costa (IAS-CNR), V. Cocco, A. Morselli, P. Picozza (INFN and Univ. Roma II), G. Di Cocco, C. Labanti (ITESRE-CNR), S. Di Pippo, A. Pellizzoni (ASI)

The AGILE instrument is designed to detect and image gamma-rays in the 30~MeV--50~GeV energy band. Its sensitivity, angular resolution, short deadtime (\lesssim 1 ~ms) and large field of view (2 sr) are ideal to study gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). An additional ultra-light coded mask imaging system (Super-AGILE) will allow detection in the ~10-40~keV range and positioning of GRBs within a few arcminutes depending on burst fluence. The AGILE mission is planned to be operational during the years 2002-2005. It will be the only mission entirely dedicated to gamma-ray astrophysics to study GRBs in the energy range above 30 MeV during that period.


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