First results about on-ground calibration of the silicon tracker for the AGILE satellite
Cattaneo, P.W. ; Argan, A. ; Boffelli, F. ; Colafrancesco, S. ; Giommi, P. ; Salotti, L. ; et al.
Feb - 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.078
ISSN : 0168-9002 ;
journal : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

Volume : 630 ; Issue : 1
type: Article Journal

The AGILE scientific instrument has been calibrated with a tagged \gamma-ray beam at the Beam Test Facility (BTF) of the INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF). The goal of the calibration was the measure of the Point Spread Function (PSF) as a function of the photon energy and incident angle and the validation of the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of the silicon tracker operation. The calibration setup is described and some preliminary results are presented.

keywords : artificial satellites,gamma rays: observations,instrumentation: detectors,telescopes