The ultra-fast flash observatory's space GRB mission and science

H. Lim, S. Ahmad, P. Barrillon, S. Blin-Bondil, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, P. Chen, H. S. Choi, Y. J. Choi, P. Connell, S. Dagoret-Campagne, C. De La Taille, C. Eyles, B. Grossan, I. Hermann, M. H.A. Huang, S. Jeong, A. Jung, J. E. KimS. W. Kim, Y. W. Kim, J. Lee, E. V. Linder, T. C. Liu, N. Lund, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, J. W. Nam, K. H. Nam, M. I. Panasyuk, I. H. Park, V. Reglero, J. Řípa, J. M. Rodrigo, G. F. Smoot, S. Svetilov, N. Vedenkin, I. Yashin

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The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) is a space mission to detect the early moments of an explosion from Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), thus enhancing our understanding of the GRB mechanism. It consists of the UFFO Burst & Trigger telescope (UBAT) for the recognition of GRB positions using hard X-ray from GRBs. It also contains the Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) for the fast detection of UV-optical photons from GRBs. It is designed to begin the UV-optical observations in less than a few seconds after the trigger. The UBAT is based on a coded-mask X-ray camera with a wide field of view (FOV) and is composed of the coded mask, a hopper and a detector module. The SMT has a fast rotatable mirror which allows a fast UV-optical detection after the trigger. The telescope is a modified Ritchey-Chrétien telescope with the aperture size of 10 cm diameter, and an image intensifier readout by CCD. The UFFO pathfinder is scheduled to launch into orbit on 2012 June by the Lomonosov spacecraft. It is a scaled-down version of UFFO in order to make the first systematic study of early UV/optical light curves, including the rise phase of GRBs. We expect UBAT to trigger ∼44 GRBs/yr and expect SMT to detect ∼10 GRBs/yr.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeath of Massive Stars
Subtitle of host publicationSupernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts
EditorsPeter W. A. San Antonio, Nobuyuki Kawai, Elena Pian
Pages349-350
Number of pages2
EditionS279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS279
Volume7
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

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Lim, H., Ahmad, S., Barrillon, P., Blin-Bondil, S., Brandt, S., Budtz-Jørgensen, C., ... Yashin, I. (2011). The ultra-fast flash observatory's space GRB mission and science. In P. W. A. San Antonio, N. Kawai, & E. Pian (Eds.), Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts (S279 ed., pp. 349-350). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 7, No. S279). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921312013294
Lim, H. ; Ahmad, S. ; Barrillon, P. ; Blin-Bondil, S. ; Brandt, S. ; Budtz-Jørgensen, C. ; Castro-Tirado, A. J. ; Chen, P. ; Choi, H. S. ; Choi, Y. J. ; Connell, P. ; Dagoret-Campagne, S. ; De La Taille, C. ; Eyles, C. ; Grossan, B. ; Hermann, I. ; Huang, M. H.A. ; Jeong, S. ; Jung, A. ; Kim, J. E. ; Kim, S. W. ; Kim, Y. W. ; Lee, J. ; Linder, E. V. ; Liu, T. C. ; Lund, N. ; Min, K. W. ; Na, G. W. ; Nam, J. W. ; Nam, K. H. ; Panasyuk, M. I. ; Park, I. H. ; Reglero, V. ; Řípa, J. ; Rodrigo, J. M. ; Smoot, G. F. ; Svetilov, S. ; Vedenkin, N. ; Yashin, I. / The ultra-fast flash observatory's space GRB mission and science. Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts. editor / Peter W. A. San Antonio ; Nobuyuki Kawai ; Elena Pian. S279. ed. 2011. pp. 349-350 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S279).
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Lim H, Ahmad S, Barrillon P, Blin-Bondil S, Brandt S, Budtz-Jørgensen C et al. The ultra-fast flash observatory's space GRB mission and science. In San Antonio PWA, Kawai N, Pian E, editors, Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts. S279 ed. 2011. p. 349-350. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S279). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921312013294