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Gamma-Ray Burst Studies with the Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST)

Harrison, F. A. and Grindlay, J. E. and Gehrels, N. and Hailey, C. J. and Mahoney, W. A. and Prince, T. A. and Ramsey, B. D. and Ubertini, P. and Skinner, G. K. and Weisskopf, M. C. (1996) Gamma-Ray Burst Studies with the Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST). In: Gamma-Ray Bursts. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.384. American Institute of Physics , Woodbury, NY, pp. 829-833. ISBN 1-56396-685-9. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140624-145012284

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Abstract

The Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) is a sensitive, wide field of view hard X-ray (10–600 keV) coded-aperture telescope. This paper describes the capabilities and characteristics of EXIST as proposed to NASA’s Medium—Class Explorer (MIDEX) program. A larger version of EXIST is being studied as a NASA New Mission Concept. In addition to its primary science objective, which is to carry out the first high-sensitivity (0.5 mCrab) hard X-ray imaging survey (14’ resolution) of the entire sky, EXIST has a number of important Gamma-Ray burst (GRB) objectives which include: 1) A sensitive observation toward M31 to search for an extended burst halo to confirm or eliminate models in which isotropically emitting burst sources are distributed in an extended (∼200–400 kpc) Galactic halo. 2) Sensitive wide FOV monitoring to probe the GRB long N -log P distribution an order of magnitude fainter than BATSE 3) Rapid dissemination of accurate (30′′) burst positions for ground-based followup. 4) High time-resolution (100 μsec) burst observations. 5) High quality (ΔE=4.4 keV FWHM @ 60 keV) measurements of GRB spectra.


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Harrison, F. A.0000-0003-2992-8024
Grindlay, J. E.0000-0002-1323-5314
Prince, T. A.0000-0002-8850-3627
Additional Information:© 1996 American Institute of Physics. Published online 01 August 1996.
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Space Radiation Laboratory1996-06
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Issue or Number:384
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Official Citation:Gamma-ray burst studies with the Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) Harrison, F. A. and Grindlay, J. E. and Gehrels, N. and Hailey, C. J. and Mahoney, W. A. and Prince, T. A. and Ramsey, B. D. and Ubertini, P. and Skinner, G. K. and Weisskopf, M. C., AIP Conference Proceedings, 384, 829-833 (1996), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.51599
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