HEAD 2003 Meeting
Session 16. Gamma-ray Bursts III
Poster, Sunday-Wednesday, March 23, 2003, Duration of Meeting

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[16.14] Swift Burst Alert Telescope Hard X-Ray Monitor and Survey

H.A. Krimm (USRA / NASA GSFC), S.D. Barthelmy, N. Gehrels, A.M. Parsons, J. Tueller (NASA GSFC), E.E. Fenimore, D.M. Palmer (Los Alamos National Laboratory), C. Markwardt (University of Maryland), T. Belloni, P. Banat (Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera), A. Dean, D. Willis (University of Southampton)

The Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on the Swift gamma ray burst mission will perform the first new all sky hard X-ray survey since 1977. Swift will perform pointings covering >64% of the sky each day and achieve a integrated systematics limited sensitivity in three years of 0.6 milliCrabs for sources well off the Galactic plane. This survey is expected to identify hundreds of new highly obscured AGN. BAT will also serve as a sensitive rapid response X-ray outburst and transient monitor.

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