AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 80 Gamma Ray Bursts
Poster, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[80.01] Expected Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts


The spectral and temporal correlations between gamma-ray bursts' hard X-ray (~100 keV) and gamma-ray (~1 GeV) emission will probe particle acceleration in different emitting regimes. GLAST's primary instrument, the Large Area Telescope (LAT) will be a pair-conversion detector sensitive in the 0.2-300 GeV energy band. The GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) will be an array of 12 NaI and 2 BGO detectors covering the >10 keV to 25 MeV band; the GBM's purpose is to detect bursts and extend GLAST's energy coverage to bursts. We describe GLAST's burst operations, and present predictions for the burst detection rate.

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