Environmental tests of the flight GLAST LAT tracker towers

R. Bagagli, L. Baldini, R. Bellazzini, G. Barbiellini, F. Belli, T. Borden, A. Brez, M. Brigida, G. A. Caliandro, C. Cecchi, J. Cohen-Tanugi, A. De Angelis, P. Drell, C. Favuzzi, P. Fusco, F. Gargano, S. Germani, N. Giglietto, F. Giordano, J. GoodmanT. Himel, M. Hirayama, R. P. Johnson, H. Katagiri, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, W. Kroeger, J. Ku, M. Kuss, L. Latronico, F. Longo, F. Loparco, P. Lubrano, B. Marangelli, F. Marcucci, M. Marchetti, M. M. Massai, M. N. Mazziotta, M. Minori, M. Minuti, N. Mirizzi, M. Mongelli, C. Monte, A. Morselli, D. Nelson, M. Nordby, N. Omodei, M. Pepe, M. Pesce-Rollins, S. Rainò, R. Rando, M. Razzano, D. Rich, G. Scolieri, C. Sgrò, G. Spandre, P. Spinelli, M. Sugizaki, H. Takahashi, A. Tenze, C. Young

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Abstract

The Gamma-ray Large Area Space telescope (GLAST) is a gamma-ray satellite scheduled for launch in 2008. Before the assembly of the Tracker subsystem of the Large Area Telescope (LAT) science instrument of GLAST, every component (tray) and module (tower) has been subjected to extensive ground testing required to ensure successful launch and on-orbit operation. This paper describes the sequence and results of the environmental tests performed on an engineering model and all the flight hardware of the GLAST LAT Tracker. Environmental tests include vibration testing, thermal cycles and thermal-vacuum cycles of every tray and tower as well as the verification of their electrical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-373
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume584
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 11
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental tests
  • Gamma-ray
  • Silicon strip detector
  • Telescope
  • Tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Bagagli, R., Baldini, L., Bellazzini, R., Barbiellini, G., Belli, F., Borden, T., Brez, A., Brigida, M., Caliandro, G. A., Cecchi, C., Cohen-Tanugi, J., De Angelis, A., Drell, P., Favuzzi, C., Fusco, P., Gargano, F., Germani, S., Giglietto, N., Giordano, F., ... Young, C. (2008). Environmental tests of the flight GLAST LAT tracker towers. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 584(2-3), 358-373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2007.10.035