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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[17.03] Capabilities of FiberGLAST for Detection of Gamma Ray Bursts at High Energies

William S. Paciesas, Geoffrey N. Pendleton, R. Marc Kippen, Robert D. Preece, Surasak Phengchamnan (UAH), FiberGLAST Team

FiberGLAST is one of several instrument concepts under development for NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission. Operating in the energy range from 10 MeV to 300 GeV, the detector will achieve a sensitivity more than 10 times better than EGRET, with a field of view extending to ~80 degrees from the detector axis. We present results of simulations that illustrate the sensitivity of FiberGLAST for detection of gamma-ray bursts.

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