THE fermi gamma-ray burst monitor

  title={THE fermi gamma-ray burst monitor},
  author={Charles A. Meegan and Giselher G. Lichti and P. N. Mari Bhat and Elisabetta Bissaldi and M S Briggs and Valerie Connaughton and Roland Diehl and Gerald J. Fishman and J. Greiner and Andrew S. Hoover and A. van der Horst and A. von Kienlin and R. Marc Kippen and Chryssa Kouveliotou and Sheila McBreen and W. S. Paciesas and R. D. Preece and Helmut Steinle and Mark S. Wallace and Robert B. Wilson and Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GBM) will significantly augment the science return from the Fermi Observatory in the study of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The primary objective of GBM is to extend the energy range over which bursts are observed downward from the energy range of the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on Fermi into the hard X-ray range where extensive previous data sets exist. A secondary objective is to compute burst locations onboard to allow re-orienting the spacecraft so that the LAT can… 
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