By Topic

Simulation study of COSMIC-a Compton telescope all-sky monitor concept for low-energy gamma-ray astronomy

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Kippen, R.M. ; Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, USA ; Paciesas, W.S. ; Pendleton, G.N. ; Swartz, D.A.

The highly transient nature of cosmic low-energy gamma-ray sources offers unique insight into the astrophysics of extreme processes. Sensitive, long-term, all-sky monitoring is required to make sense of the variable emission. Instrumentation for such observations must have the combination of large effective collection area, wide field-of-view and good angular resolution. Recent advances in position-sensitive detectors and associated electronics make it possible to consider a multi-scatter Compton telescope, combined with a coded mask, as an all-sky monitor in the energy range ~10 keV to a few MeV. We present simulations of various configurations of such an instrument and show that it can provide a substantial improvement over other sky monitor strategies in this energy regime

Published in:

Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 6 )