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BATSE gamma-ray burst line search. 2: Bayesian consistency methodologyWe describe a Bayesian methodology to evaluate the consistency between the reported Ginga and Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) detections of absorption features in gamma-ray burst spectra. Currently no features have been detected by BATSE, but this methodology will still be applicable if and when such features are discovered. The Bayesian methodology permits the comparison of hypotheses regarding the two detectors' observations and makes explicit the subjective aspects of our analysis (e.g., the quantification of our confidence in detector performance). We also present non-Bayesian consistency statistics. Based on preliminary calculations of line detectability, we find that both the Bayesian and non-Bayesian techniques show that the BATSE and Ginga observations are consistent given our understanding of these detectors.
Document ID
19950039764
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Band, D. L. (University of California, San Diego, CA United States)
Ford, L. A. (University of California, San Diego, CA United States)
Matteson, J. L. (University of California, San Diego, CA United States)
Briggs, M. (University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL United States)
Paciesas, W. (University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL United States)
Pendleton, G. (University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL United States)
Preece, R. (University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL United States)
Palmer, D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Teegarden, B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Schaefer, B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
October 20, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1
Volume: 434
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0004-637X
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-36081
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