Free Access
Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999
Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
Page(s) 575 - 576
Published online 15 September 1999
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1999359

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 575-576

Recent advances in CZT strip detectors and coded mask imagers

J.L. Matteson1 - D.E. Gruber1 - W.A. Heindl1 - M.R. Pelling1 - L.E. Peterson1 - R.E. Rothschild1 - R.T. Skelton1 -
P.L. Hink2 - K.R. Slavis2 - W.R. Binns2 - T. Tumer3 - G. Visser3

Send offprint request: J.L. Matteson

1 - University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0424, U.S.A.
2 - Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, U.S.A.
3 - Nova R&D, Inc., Riverside, CA 92507 and University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, U.S.A.

Received December 29, 1998; accepted May 18, 1999


The UCSD, WU, UCR and Nova collaboration has made significant progress on the necessary techniques for coded mask imaging of gamma-ray bursts: position sensitive CZT detectors with good energy resolution, ASIC readout, coded mask imaging, and background properties at balloon altitudes. Results on coded mask imaging techniques appropriate for wide field imaging and localization of gamma-ray bursts are presented, including a shadowgram and deconvolved image taken with a prototype detector/ASIC and MURA mask.

Key words: balloons -- instrumentation: detectors -- gamma-rays: bursts

Copyright The European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.

Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.

Initial download of the metrics may take a while.