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Monitoring the Low-Energy Gamma-Ray Sky Using Earth Occultation with GLAST GBM

Case, G. L. and Wilson-Hodge, C. A. and Cherry, M. L. and Kippen, R. M. and Ling, J. C. and Radocinski, R. G. and Wheaton, W. A. (2007) Monitoring the Low-Energy Gamma-Ray Sky Using Earth Occultation with GLAST GBM. In: First GLAST Symposium, Stanford, California, 5-8 February 2007. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.921. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 538-539. ISBN 978-0-7354-0431-1.

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Long term all-sky monitoring of the 20 keV – 2 MeV gamma-ray sky using the Earth occultation technique was demonstrated by the BATSE instrument on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. The principles and techniques used for the development of an end-to-end earth occultation data analysis system for BATSE can be extended to the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM), resulting in multiband light curves and time-resolved spectra in the energy range 8 keV to above 1 MeV for known gamma-ray sources and transient outbursts, as well as the discovery of new sources of gamma-ray emission. In this paper we describe the application of the technique to the GBM. We also present the expected sensitivity for the GBM.

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Subject Keywords:gamma-ray detection; astronomical atlases; astronomical catalogues; astronomical instruments; GLAST Burst Monitor; gamma-ray observations; Earth occultation
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:921
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