Design and development of Gamma-ray Burst Monitor for the CALET Mission

S. Nakahira*, K. Yamaoka, A. Yoshida, T. Doshida, K. Suzuki, S. Sugita, T. Oyama, Y. E. Nakagawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We propose to provide a gamma-ray burst monitor (GBM) for the CALET mission to monitor gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) together with the CALET Imaging Calorimeter detector. The major purpose is to derive a wide-band energy spectrum of GRBs over an unprecedented 9 decades of energy (from a few keV to a few TeV) in combination with the CALET tower detector. Hence it is desirable to have the CALET-GBM covering an energy range from a few keV to about 20 MeV to avoid a gap in the observational energy bands. The design of GBM is underway to fulfill this requirement. The current detector candidate is BGO, and a LaBr (Ce) scintillator which has a superior energy resolution to that of NaI(Tl). In this paper, design and expected performance of the CALET-GBM is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages616-619
Number of pages4
Volume1000
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007 - Santa Fe, NM
Duration: 2007 Nov 52007 Nov 9

Other

OtherSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period07/11/507/11/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Design and development of Gamma-ray Burst Monitor for the CALET Mission'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this