IACT observations of gamma-ray bursts: prospects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

@article{Gilmore2013IACTOO,
  title={IACT observations of gamma-ray bursts: prospects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array},
  author={Rudy C. Gilmore and Aurelien Bouvier and Valerie Connaughton and Adam Goldstein and Nepomuk Otte and Joel R. Primack and David Allen Williams},
  journal={Experimental Astronomy},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={413-457}
}
Gamma rays at rest frame energies as high as 90 GeV have been reported from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT). There is considerable hope that a confirmed GRB detection will be possible with the upcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), which will have a larger effective area and better low-energy sensitivity than current-generation imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs). To estimate the likelihood of such a detection, we have developed a phenomenological… Expand
Prospects for Detecting Gamma-Ray Bursts at Very High Energies with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
We discuss the prospects for the detection of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) by the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the next generation, ground-based facility of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopesExpand
Prospects for detecting Gamma-Ray Bursts with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Abstract The Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi gamma-ray satellite telescope observes Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) at energies above 100 MeV. Thanks to a new detection algorithm and a new eventExpand
On the prospects of gamma-ray burst detection in the TeV band
A gamma-ray burst (GRB) jet running into an external medium is expected to generate luminous GeV-TeV emission lasting from minutes to several hours. The high-energy emission results from inverseExpand
Prospects for Gamma-Ray Burst detection by the Cherenkov Telescope Array
The Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi satellite is expected to publish a catalogue with more than 100 Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) detected above 100 MeV thanks to a new detection algorithm and aExpand
A Decade of Gamma-Ray Bursts Observed by Fermi-LAT: The Second GRB Catalog
The Large Area Telescope (LAT) aboard the Fermi spacecraft routinely observes high-energy emission from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Here we present the second catalog of LAT-detected GRBs, covering theExpand
Search for TeV Gamma-ray Emission from GRB 100621A, an extremely bright GRB in X-rays, with H.E.S.S
The long gamma-ray burst (GRB) 100621A, at the time the brightest X-ray transient ever detected by Swift-XRT in the 0.3-10 keV range, has been observed with the H.E.S.S. imaging air CherenkovExpand
Off-axis jet scenario for early afterglow emission of low-luminosity gamma-ray burst GRB 190829A
Recently, ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes have reported the detection of very-high-energy (VHE) gamma rays from some gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). One of them, GRB 190829A, wasExpand
Potential of EBL and cosmology studies with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Abstract Very high energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) γ-rays are absorbed via interaction with low-energy photons from the extragalactic background light (EBL) if the involved photon energies are above theExpand
Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
The Cherenkov Telescope Array, CTA, will be the major global observatory for very high energy gamma-ray astronomy over the next decade and beyond. The scientific potential of CTA is extremely broad:Expand
Gamma-Ray Bursts at high and very high energies
Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are extra-galactic and extremely energetic transient emissions of gamma rays, which are thought to be associated with the death of massive stars or the merger of compactExpand
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 75 REFERENCES
Prospects for Detecting Gamma-Ray Bursts at Very High Energies with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
We discuss the prospects for the detection of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) by the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the next generation, ground-based facility of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopesExpand
GAMMA-RAY BURST PREDICTIONS FOR THE FERMI GAMMA RAY SPACE TELESCOPE
Results of a phenomenological model to estimate the gamma-ray burst (GRB) detection rate by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope are reported. This estimate is based on the Burst and Transient SourceExpand
CONSTRAINTS ON VERY HIGH ENERGY GAMMA-RAY EMISSION FROM GAMMA-RAY BURSTS
The Milagro Gamma-Ray Observatory employs a water Cerenkov detector to observe extensive air showers produced by high-energy particles interacting in the Earth's atmosphere. Milagro has a wide fieldExpand
VERITAS OBSERVATIONS OF GAMMA-RAY BURSTS DETECTED BY SWIFT
We present the results of 16 Swift-triggered Gamma-ray burst (GRB) follow-up observations taken with the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) telescope array from 2007Expand
Modelling gamma‐ray burst observations by Fermi and MAGIC including attenuation due to diffuse background light
Gamma rays from extragalactic sources are attenuated by pair-production interactions with diffuse photons of the extragalactic background light (EBL). Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are a source ofExpand
HESS observations of $\gamma$-ray bursts in 2003–2007
TLDR
Results from observations of 22 GRB positions are presented and evidence of a VHE signal was found neither in observations of any individual GRBs, nor from stacking data from subsets of GRBs with higher expected VHE flux according to a model-independent ranking scheme. Expand
Constraining the High-energy Emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts with Fermi
We examine 288 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) that fell within the field of view of Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) duringExpand
Observation of gamma ray bursts at very high energies with the MAGIC telescope
The detection of the Very High Energy (VHE) emission from Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) is desired, as it will provide an unprecedented opportunity to enlighten the nature of the central engine and theExpand
HESS observations of γ-ray bursts in 2003 – 2007
Aims. Very-high-energy (VHE; >∼100 GeV) γ-rays are expected from γ-ray bursts (GRBs) in some scenarios. Exploring this photon energy regime is necessary for understanding the energetics andExpand
The redshift and afterglow of the extremely energetic gamma-ray burst GRB 080916C
Context. The detection of GeV photons from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) has important consequences for the interpretation and modelling of these most-energetic cosmological explosions. The fullExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...