The status of the ultra fast flash observatory - pathfinder

J. W. Nam, S. Ahmad, K. B. Ahn, P. Barrillon, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jrgensen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, C. H. Chang, C. Y. Chang, Y. Y. Chang, C. R. Chen, P. Chen, M. Cho, H. S. Choi, Y. J. Choi, P. Connel, S. Dagoret-Campagne, C. Eyles, B. Grossan, J. J. HuangM. H.A. Huang, S. Jeong, A. Jung, J. E. Kim, M. B. Kim, S. W. Kim, Y. W. Kim, A. S. Krasnov, J. Lee, H. Lim, E. V. Linder, T. C. Liu, N. Lund, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, M. I. Panasyuk, I. H. Park, V. Reglero, J. Ripa, J. M. Rodrigo, G. F. Smoot, J. E. Suh, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, M. Z. Wang, I. Yashin

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Abstract

The Ultra Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) is a project to study early optical emissions from Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs). The primary scientific goal of UFFO is to see if GRBs can be calibrated with their rising times, so that they could be used as new standard candles. In order to minimize delay in optical follow-up measurements, which is now about 100 sec after trigger from the Swift experiment, we rotate a mirror to redirect light path so that optical measurement can be performed within a second after the trigger. We have developed a pathfinder mission, UFFO-pathfinder to launch on board the Lomonosov satellite in 2012. In this talk, I will present scientific motivations and descriptions of the design and development of UFFO-pathfinder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume246-247
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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