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

@article{Barthelmy2004TheBA,
  title={The Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) on the SWIFT Midex Mission},
  author={Scott Douglas Barthelmy and Louis M. Barbier and Jay R. Cummings and Edward E. Fenimore and Neil A. Gehrels and Derek D. Hullinger and H A Krimm and Craig B. Markwardt and David M. Palmer and Ann Marie Parsons and Goro Sato and Masaya Suzuki and Tadayuki Takahashi and Makota Tashiro and Jack Tueller},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={120},
  pages={143-164}
}
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… Expand
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