AGILE: The scientific instrument

Barbiellini, G.; Tavani, M.; Budini, G.; Caraveo, P.; Cocco, V.; Costa, E.; Di Cocco, G.; Feroci, M.; Labanti, C.; Lapshov, I.; Longo, F.; Mereghetti, S.; Morelli, E.; Morselli, A.; Pellizzoni, A.; Perotti, F.; Picozza, P.; Pittori, C.; Prest, M.; Rapisarda, M.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p750
Academic Journal
The scientific instrument of the AGILE mission is innovative in many ways. It is an integrated instrument based on three detecting systems: (1) a Silicon Tracker, (2) a Mini-Calorimeter, and (3) an ultralight coded mask system with Si-detectors (Super-AGILE). For a relatively low mass (∼70 kg) and large ratio of expected performance over cost, AGILE is planned to provide (i) Optimal imaging in the energy bands 30 MeV–50 GeV (5–10 arcmin for intense sources) and 10–40 keV (1–3 arcmin). (ii) Optimal timing capabilities, with independent readout systems and minimal dead-times for the Silicon Tracker, Super-AGILE and Mini-Calorimeter. (iii) A very large field of view for the gamma-ray imaging detector (3 sr) and Super-AGILE (1 sr). © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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