The Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on the SWIFT Midex Mission

  title={The Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on the SWIFT Midex Mission},
  author={S. Barthelmy and Louis M. Barbier and Jay R. Cummings and E. Fenimore and N. Gehrels and D. Hullinger and H. Krimm and C. Markwardt and D. Palmer and A. Parsons and G. Sato and M. Suzuki and T. Takahashi and M. Tashiro and J. Tueller},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • S. Barthelmy, Louis M. Barbier, +12 authors J. Tueller
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstracthe burst alert telescope (BAT) is one of three instruments on the Swift MIDEX spacecraft to study gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The BAT first detects the GRB and localizes the burst direction to an accuracy of 1–4 arcmin within 20 s after the start of the event. The GRB trigger initiates an autonomous spacecraft slew to point the two narrow field-of-view (FOV) instruments at the burst location within 20–70 s so to make follow-up X-ray and optical observations. The BAT is a wide-FOV, coded… CONTINUE READING
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