The observation of gamma ray bursts and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes with AGILE
Del Monte, E. ; Barbiellini, G. ; Fuschino, F. ; Giommi, P. ; Salotti, L.
Jan - 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.050

Event Title : 2nd Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics (RICAP 2009)
Published in: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. Volume 630, Issue 1
Publisher: Elsevier
type: Conference Proceedings

Since its early phases of operation, the AGILE mission is successfully observing Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) in the hard X-ray band with the SuperAGILE imager and in the MeV range with the Mini-Calorimeter. Up to now, three firm GRB detections were obtained above 25 MeV and some bursts were detected with lower statistical confidence in the same energy band. When a GRB is localized, either by SuperAGILE or Swift/BAT or INTEGRAL/IBIS or Fermi/GBM or IPN, inside the field of view of the Gamma Ray Imager of AGILE, a detection is searched for in the gamma ray band or an upper limit is provided. A promising result of AGILE is the detection of very short gamma ray transients, a few ms in duration and possibly identified with Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes. In this paper we show the current status of the observation of Gamma Ray Bursts and Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes with AGILE.

keywords : Gamma ray burst,High energy astrophysics,Silicon microstrip detector,Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes

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