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Prospects for GRB Science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope

1 CRESST - Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology [GSFC]
2 GSFC - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
3 Stockholm Observatory Department of Astronomy
4 INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare [Pisa]
5 INFN, Sezione di Trieste - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Trieste
6 Dipartimento di Fisica [Trieste]
7 Department of Physics and Astronomy [Houston]
8 INFN, Sezione di Padova - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova
9 Dipartimento di Fisica "G. Galilei"
10 Department of Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
11 MPE - Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik
12 LLR - Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
13 KIPAC - Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
14 SLAC - SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
15 HEPL - Hansen Experimental Physics Lab [Stanford]
16 LPTA - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Astroparticules
17 UAH - University of Alabama in Huntsville
18 ASI - Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
19 INFN, sezione di Bari - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, sezione di Bari
20 Dipartimento di Fisica "M. Merlin" dell'Università e del Politecnico di Bari
21 LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory
22 MSFC - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
23 IASF-Roma - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica cosmica - Roma
24 University of Maryland [College Park]
25 Centre for Astrophysics Research [Hatfield]
26 Department of Physics, Ohio State University
27 LAC - Laboratoire Aimé Cotton
28 IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers
29 INFN, Sezione di Perugia - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia
30 TITECH - Tokyo Institute of Technology [Tokyo]
31 Department of Physics [Tokyo]
32 Department of Physics and Astronomy [Denver]
33 ISAS - Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
34 SCIPP - Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
35 ARC - NASA Ames Research Center
36 Center for Cosmology & AstroParticle Physics
37 Department of Physics, The Ohio State University
38 Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center
39 Department of Physical Sciences [Higashi-Hiroshima]
Luca Baldini
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G. Bogaert
John Bonnell


The LAT instrument on the Fermi mission will reveal the rich spectral and temporal gamma-ray burst phenomena in the > 100 MeV band. The synergy with Fermi's GBM detectors will link these observations to those in the well explored 10-1000 keV range; the addition of the > 100 MeV band observations will resolve theoretical uncertainties about burst emission in both the prompt and afterglow phases. Trigger algorithms will be applied to the LAT data both onboard the spacecraft and on the ground. The sensitivity of these triggers will differ because of the available computing resources onboard and on the ground. Here we present the LAT's burst detection methodologies and the instrument's GRB capabilities.

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hal-00430393 , version 1 (06-11-2009)





David L. Band, Magnus Axelsson, Luca Baldini, Guido Barbiellini, Matthew G. Baring, et al.. Prospects for GRB Science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. The Astrophysical journal letters, 2009, 701 (2), pp.1673-1694. ⟨10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1673⟩. ⟨hal-00430393⟩
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