8th HEAD Meeting, 8-11 September 2004
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Session 16. Missions, Instruments and Data Analysis

Poster, Thursday, September 9, 2004, 9:00am-10:00pm, La Nouvelle Orleans Room

16.01 An Advanced Compton Telescope (ACT) using Thick Position-sensitive Silicon Detectors
J.D. Kurfess, W.N. Johnson, E.I. Novikova, B.F. Phlips, E.A. Wulf (Naval Research Laboratory), S.O. Nelson, C. Rowland (NRC-NRL Resident Research Associate)
16.02 Systems Overview of the Nuclear Compton Telescope
W. Coburn, J. D. Bowen, S. E Boggs, C. B. Wunderer, R. P. Lin (SSL/UCB), M. S. Amman, P. N. Luke (LBNL/UCB), M. T. Burks, W. Craig, N. W. Madden, K. Ziock (LLNL), D. M. Smith (Dept. of Physics, UCSC), P. von Ballmoos, P. Jean (CESR)
16.03 The Swift X-ray Telescope
D. N. Burrows (Penn State University), The Swift XRT Team
16.04 EXIST's Gamma-Ray Burst Sensitivity
D. L. Band (GSFC/UMBC), EXIST Team
16.05 Gamma-Ray Astrophysics with the Space Detector AGILE
C. Pittori (Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata and INFN sez. di Roma 2), M. Tavani (IASF/CNR sez. di Roma), AGILE Team
16.06 Background count rates and the anti-coincidence detector on the XRS instrument on Astro-E2
C. A. Kilbourne (NASA/GSFC), XRS Instrument Team
16.07 Supporting the GLAST User Community
T. E. Stephens (GSFC/L-3 Comm. GSI), GLAST Science Support Center Team
16.08 Overview of the ground and in-flight measurement of the x-ray transmittance of Astro-E2's XRS blocking filters
G. V. Brown (NASA/GSFC and The Johns Hopkins University), XRS Instrument Team
16.09 Calibration of the Nuclear Compton Telescope Prototype Flight Instrument
J.D. Bowen, S.E. Boggs, W. Coburn, C.B. Wunderer, R.P. Lin (SSL/UCB), M.S. Amman, P.N. Luke (LBNL/UCB), M.T. Burks, W. Craig, N.W. Madden, K. Ziock (LLNL), D.M. Smith (Dept. of Physics, UCSC), P. von Ballmoos, P. Jean (CESR)
16.10 Swift/BAT Calibration and Spectral Response
A.M. Parsons (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Swift/BAT Science Team
16.11 MEGA: the next generation Medium Energy Gamma-ray Telescope
W. Paciesas, R. S. Miller (NSSTC/UAH), R. Andritschke, G. Kanbach, A. Zoglauer (MPE), P. Bloser, S. Hunter (NASA/GSFC), J. Cravens (SwRI), M. Cherry, T. G. Guzik, J. G. Stacy, J. P. Wefel (LSU), G. DiCocco (IASF/CNR), D. Hartmann (Clemson U.), R. M. Kippen, W. T. Vestrand (LANL), J. Kurfess, B. Phlips, M. Strickman, E. Wulf (NRL), J. R. Macri, M. L. McConnell, J. M. Ryan (UNH), V. Reglero (GACE/U. of Valencia), A. D. Zych (IGPP/UCR)
16.12 A Thick, Pixelated Silicon Detector for a Large-Area X-ray Timing Mission
P. Ray, B. Phlips, E. Wulf, K. Wood, M. Wolff (NRL), D. Chakrabarty (MIT), BNL Instrumentation Team
16.13 Intrinsic Line Shape Measurements of the XRS Instrument on Astro-E2
F. S. Porter (NASA/GSFC), XRS Instrument on Astro-E2 Team
16.14 Monte Carlo Study of a Xenon Advanced Compton Telescope
E. Aprile, A. Curioni, K. L. Giboni, M. Yamashita, S. Zhang (Columbia University), U. Oberlack (Rice University)
16.15 Imaging Performance of the Nuclear Compton Telescope (NCT)
M. E. Bandstra, S. E. Boggs, J. D. Bowen, W. Coburn, C. B. Wunderer (SSL/UCB)
16.16 Characterizing the Energy Scale of the XRS on Astro-E2
J. Cottam (NASA/GSFC), XRS Instrument Team
16.17 The In-Flight Calibration Program for the XRS on Astro-E2
J. Cottam, C. A. Kilbourne (NASA/GSFC), XRS Instrument Team
16.18 The Advanced Compton Telescope
S. E. Boggs (University of California, Berkeley), ACT Study Team
16.19 CASTER: A Scintillator-Based Black Hole Finder Probe
M.L. Cherry (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA 70803), G.L. Case (Louisiana State University and Southern University, Baton Rouge LA 70813), J.P. Cravens (Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78228), T.G. Guzik (Louisiana State University), R.M. Kippen (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545), J.R. Macri, M.L. McConnell (University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824), R.S. Miller, W.S. Paciesas (University of Alabama – Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899), J.M. Ryan (University of New Hampshire), B.E. Schaefer (Louisiana State University), J.G. Stacy (Louisiana State University and Southern University), W.T. Vestrand (Los Alamos National Laboratory), P. von Ballmoos (CESR, Toulouse, France), J.P. Wefel (Louisiana State University)
16.20 A Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Shield for the Black Hole Finder Probe EXIST
A. Garson, H. Krawczynski, I. Jung (Washington University in St. Louis)
16.21 Thick CZT Detectors for Space Borne X-Ray Astronomy
I. Jung, H. Krawczynski, J. Perkins, A. Garson (Washington University in St. Louis), A. Burger, M. Groza (Fisk)
16.22 Si/CdTe Compton Telescope combined with Active Collimator as the Soft Gamma-ray Detector for the 'NeXT' mission
N. Kazuhiro, T. Tadayuki, W. Shin (ISAS/JAXA), K. Tune, M. Greg, T. Hiroyasu (SLAC), F. Yasushi (Dept. Phys., Hiroshima University), N. Masaharu (Dept. Phys., Osaka University), K. Motohide, M. Kazuo (Dept. Phys., U. Tokyo), T. Makoto (Dept. Phys., Saitama University), T. Yukikatsu (Cosmic-Ray lab., RIKEN), K. Jun (Dept. Phys., Tokyo Institute of Technology), NeXT SGD Collaboration
16.23 Line spread function CHANDRA HETGS and LETGS: what's new?
K. Ishibashi (MIT/CSR)
16.24 Background Simulations of Advanced Compton Telescopes for Nuclear Gamma-ray Astronomy
D.M. Tournear, R.M. Kippen, A.S. Hoover (Los Alamos National Lab), S. Boggs, C. Wunderer, W. Coburn (University of California Berkeley), G. Weidenspointner (Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements), A. Zoglauer (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), E. Aprile, A. Curioni, S. Zhang (Columbia University), P. Bloser, S. Sturner (Goddard Space Flight Center), E. Novikova (Naval Research Lab), M. McConnell (University of New Hampshire), U. Oberlack (Rice University), M. Polsen (University of California Riverside), D. Smith (University California Santa Cruz), T. Takahasi (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science)
16.25 Search for Unpredicted Gamma-ray Lines with INTEGRAL/SPI
K. Watanabe (UMD/NASA/GSFC), B. Teegarden (NASA/GSFC)
16.26 Event Reconstruction and Background Identification for Advanced Compton Telescopes
A. Zoglauer (MPE/UCB), G. Weidenspointner (CESR), C. Wunderer, S. Boggs (UCB), R.M. Kippen (LANL), ACT Collaboration
16.27 Computing Hardness Ratios with Poissonian Errors
D. A. van Dyk (Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine), T. Park (Department of Statistics, Harvard University), V. L. Kashyap, A. Zezas (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
16.28 Student Analysis of High Energy Astronomy Data using Hera
J. C. Lochner (USRA - NASA/GSFC), W. D. Pence (NASA/GSFC)
16.29 XSPEC: Progress and Plans
K. Arnaud (GSFC and University of Maryland College Park)
16.30 Interpreting the Discrete Correlation Function
L. M. Boone, T. G. Spears (The College of Wooster)
16.31 Detecting Variations in Source Intensity for Poisson Data
Y. Yu, X.L. Meng (Dept. of Statistics, Harvard Univ.), D. Van Dyk (Dept. of Statistics, UC Irvine), V. Kashyap, A. Zezas (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard Univ.)
16.32 Self-consistent Modeling of the logN-logS in the Poisson Limit
E. Sourlas (CHQOER), V. Kashyap, A. Zezas (SAO), D. van Dyk (UC-Irvine)
16.33 Fitting Narrow Emission Lines in X-ray Spectra
T. Park (Harvard University), D. van Dyk (University of California at Irvine), A. Siemiginowska (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
16.34 XAssist: A System for the Automation of X-ray Astrophysics Analysis
A. Ptak (JHU)
16.35 Accounting for Pileup in Chandra ACIS Spectra
Y. Yu (Dept. of Statistics, Harvard Univ.), D. Van Dyk (Dept. of Statistics, UC Irvine), A. Siemiginowska, P. Freeman, A. Zezas, V. Kashyap (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard Univ.), A. Connors (Eureka Scientific)
16.36 Relative Point Source Sensitivities with Tracking Compton Telescopes
M. Polsen (IGPP, UC Riverside), A. Akyüz (Physics Dept., University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey), D. Bhattacharya, T. J. O'Neill (IGPP, UC Riverside), J. Samimi (Physics Dept., Sharif Technical University, Tehran, Iran), A. D. Zych (IGPP, UC Riverside)
16.37 Monte Carlo Simulations of a System of 2 Very Large Cherenkov Telescopes
S. B. Hughes, H. Krawczynski (Washington University in St. Louis), A. Falcone (Purdue University), I. Jung, J. Buckley (Washington University in St. Louis)
16.38 Detection of atmospheric gamma-ray lines at low latitudes
I.N. Azcarate (IAR)
16.39 The First Chandra Field: The Identification of Leon X-1
M.C. Weisskopf (NASA/MSFC), T. Aldcroft, R.A. Cameron (SAO), P. Gandhi, C. Foellmi (ESO), R.F. Elsner (NASA/MSFC), S.K. Patel (USRA/MSFC), S.L. O'Dell (NASA/MSFC)

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