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Proposed Next Generation GRB Mission: EXIST

Grindlay, J. and Gehrels, N. and Harrison, Fiona A. and Blandford, R. and Fishman, G. and Kouveliotou, C. and Hartmann, D. H. and Woosley, S. and Craig, W. and Hong, J. (2003) Proposed Next Generation GRB Mission: EXIST. In: Gamma-ray burst and afterglow astronomy 2001. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.662. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 477-480. ISBN 0-7354-0122-5 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111007-144629358

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Abstract

A next generation Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) mission to follow the upcoming Swift mission is described. The proposed Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope, EXIST, would yield the limiting (practical) GRB trigger sensitivity, broad-band spectral and temporal response, and spatial resolution over a wide field. It would provide high resolution spectra and locations for GRBs detected at GeV energies with GLAST. Together with the next generation missions Constellation-X, NGST and LISA and optical-survey (LSST) telescopes, EXIST would enable GRBs to be used as probes of the early universe and the first generation of stars. EXIST alone would give ~10–50” positions (long or short GRBs), approximate redshifts from lags, and constrain physics of jets, orphan afterglows, neutrinos and SGRs.


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Additional Information:© 2003 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 14 April 2003.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Subject Keywords:gamma-ray sources (astronomical), astronomical telescopes, X-ray apparatus
Classification Code:PACS: 98.70.Rz; 95.55.Ka
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20111007-144629358
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Official Citation:Proposed Next Generation GRB Mission: EXIST J. Grindlay, N. Gehrels, F. Harrison, R. Blandford, G. Fishman, C. Kouveliotou, D. H. Hartmann, S. Woosley, W. Craig, and J. Hong, AIP Conf. Proc. 662, 477 (2003), DOI:10.1063/1.1579406
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