Testing and performance of UFFO burst alert & trigger telescope

Jakub Řípa, Min Bin Kim, Jik Lee, Il Huang Park, Ji Eun Kim, Heuijin Lim, Soomin Jeong, Alberto Javier Castro-Tirado, Paul Henry Connell, Chris Eyles, Victor Reglero, Juana Maria Rodrigo, V. Bogomolov, M. I. Panasyuk, V. Petrov, S. Svertilov, I. Yashin, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, Y. Y. ChangP. Chen, M. A. Huang, T. C. Liu, J. W. Nam, M. Z. Wang, C. R. Chen, H. S. Choi, Sug-Whan Kim, K. W. Min

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The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory pathfinder (UFFO-p) is a new space mission dedicated to detect Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and rapidly follow their afterglows in order to provide early optical/ultraviolet measurements. A GRB location is determined in a few seconds by the UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger telescope (UBAT) employing the coded mask imaging technique and the detector combination of Yttrium Oxyorthosilicate (YSO) scintillating crystals and multi-anode photomultiplier tubes. The results of the laboratory tests of UBAT's functionality and performance are described in this article. The detector setting, the pixel-to-pixel response to X-rays of different energies, the imaging capability for <50 keV X-rays, the localization accuracy measurements, and the combined test with the Block for X-ray and Gamma-Radiation Detection (BDRG) scintillator detector to check the efficiency of UBAT are all described. The UBAT instrument has been assembled and integrated with other equipment on UFFO-p and should be launched on board the Lomonosov satellite in late-2015.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event10th Conference on Swift, SWIFT 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2014 Dec 22014 Dec 5

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Řípa, J., Kim, M. B., Lee, J., Park, I. H., Kim, J. E., Lim, H., ... Min, K. W. (2014). Testing and performance of UFFO burst alert & trigger telescope. Proceedings of Science, [102].
Řípa, Jakub ; Kim, Min Bin ; Lee, Jik ; Park, Il Huang ; Kim, Ji Eun ; Lim, Heuijin ; Jeong, Soomin ; Castro-Tirado, Alberto Javier ; Connell, Paul Henry ; Eyles, Chris ; Reglero, Victor ; Rodrigo, Juana Maria ; Bogomolov, V. ; Panasyuk, M. I. ; Petrov, V. ; Svertilov, S. ; Yashin, I. ; Brandt, S. ; Budtz-Jørgensen, C. ; Chang, Y. Y. ; Chen, P. ; Huang, M. A. ; Liu, T. C. ; Nam, J. W. ; Wang, M. Z. ; Chen, C. R. ; Choi, H. S. ; Kim, Sug-Whan ; Min, K. W. / Testing and performance of UFFO burst alert & trigger telescope. In: Proceedings of Science. 2014.
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Řípa J, Kim MB, Lee J, Park IH, Kim JE, Lim H et al. Testing and performance of UFFO burst alert & trigger telescope. Proceedings of Science. 2014 Jan 1. 102.