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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    Abstract

    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
    Pages1465-1468
    Number of pages4
    Volume3
    EditionOG PART 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
    Duration: 2007 Jul 32007 Jul 11

    Other

    Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
    CountryMexico
    CityMerida, Yucatan
    Period07/7/307/7/11

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Yamaoka, K., Yoshida, A., Nakagawa, Y. E., Sugita, S., Nakahira, S., Tomida, H., & Torii, S. (2007). Gamma-ray burst monitor for the CALET mission. In Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 (OG PART 2 ed., Vol. 3, pp. 1465-1468). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.