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INTEGRAL burst alert service
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Author and Affiliation:
Pedersen, H.(INTEGRAL Science Data Center, Chemin d'Ecogia, Versoix, Switzerland);
Jennings, D.(INTEGRAL Science Data Center, Chemin d'Ecogia, Versoix, Switzerland);
Mereghetti, S.(INTEGRAL Science Data Center, Chemin d'Ecogia, Versoix, Switzerland);
Teegarden, B.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States)
Abstract: The detection, accurate positioning, and spectral analysis of cosmic gamma ray bursts is an objective of the International Gamma Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) mission. Due to their unpredictable nature, gamma ray bursts can only be observed in serendipity mode. In order to allow and promote multiwavelength follow-up observations of such events, it is desirable to make the information available to the astrophysics community with a minimum delay through the use of Internet. Ideally, the data dissemination should occur within a few seconds of the start of the burst event so that follow up observations can proceed while gamma rays are still being emitted. The technical feasibility of building such a system to disseminate INTEGRAL burst alerts in real time is currently under consideration, the preliminary results of which are presented. It is concluded that such an alert service is technically feasible.
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1997
Document ID:
19970025816
(Acquired Sep 10, 1997)
Accession Number: 97N25286
Subject Category: SPACE RADIATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Proceedings of 2nd INTEGRAL Workshop 'The Transparent Universe'; 433-436; (ESA-SP-382); (SEE 19970025721)
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: GAMMA RAY BURSTS; EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS; SPACEBORNE TELESCOPES; ASTROPHYSICS; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; INTERNETS; REAL TIME OPERATION; GAMMA RAY TELESCOPES; FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS; SPECTRUM ANALYSIS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
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