Gamma-ray burst monitor for the CALET mission

K. Yamaoka*, A. Yoshida, Y. E. Nakagawa, S. Sugita, S. Nakahira, H. Tomida, Shoji Torii

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    We propose to provide a gamma-ray burst monitor (GBM) for the CALET mission to monitor gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) simultaneously with the CALET main detector. The major purpose is to derive a wide-band energy spectrum of GRB 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 observational energy band. The design of GBM is underway to fulfill this requirement. The current detector candidate is LaBr3(Ce) scintillator which has a superior energy resolution to that of NaI(Tl). The design and expected performance of the CALET-GBM will be presented in this paper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
    PublisherUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
    Number of pages4
    EditionOG PART 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
    Duration: 2007 Jul 32007 Jul 11


    Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
    CityMerida, Yucatan

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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