The advanced compton telescope

Steven Boggs, James Kurfess, James Ryan, Elena Aprile, Neu Gehrels, Marc Kippen, Mark Leising, Uwe Oberlack, Cornelia Wunderer, Allen Zych, Peter Bloser, Michael Harris, Andrew Hoover, Alexei Klimenk, Dan Kocevski, Mark McConnell, Peter Milne, Elena I. Novikova, Bernard Phlips, Mark PolsenSteven Sturner, Derek Tournear, Georg Weidenspointner, Eric Wulf, Andreas Zoglauer, Matthew Baring, John Beacom, Lars Bildsten, Charles Dermer, Dieter Hartmann, Marearita Hernanz, David Smith, Sumner Starrfield

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Abstract

The Advanced Compton Telescope (ACT), the next major step in gamma-ray astronomy, will probe the fires where chemical elements are formed by enabling high-resolution spectroscopy of nuclear emission from supernova explosions. During the past two years, our collaboration has been undertaking a NASA mission concept study for ACT. This study was designed to (1) transform the key scientific objectives into specific instrument requirements, (2) to identify the most promising technologies to meet those requirements, and (3) to design a viable mission concept for this instrument. We present the results of this study, including scientific goals and expected performance, mission design, and technology recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6266 II
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 24 2006May 31 2006

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OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/24/065/31/06

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Chemical elements
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probes
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Keywords

  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Gamma-ray imaging
  • Gamma-ray spectrometry
  • High energy astrophysics
  • Satellite missions
  • X-ray/gamma-ray detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Boggs, S., Kurfess, J., Ryan, J., Aprile, E., Gehrels, N., Kippen, M., ... Starrfield, S. (2006). The advanced compton telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6266 II). [626624] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670605

The advanced compton telescope. / Boggs, Steven; Kurfess, James; Ryan, James; Aprile, Elena; Gehrels, Neu; Kippen, Marc; Leising, Mark; Oberlack, Uwe; Wunderer, Cornelia; Zych, Allen; Bloser, Peter; Harris, Michael; Hoover, Andrew; Klimenk, Alexei; Kocevski, Dan; McConnell, Mark; Milne, Peter; Novikova, Elena I.; Phlips, Bernard; Polsen, Mark; Sturner, Steven; Tournear, Derek; Weidenspointner, Georg; Wulf, Eric; Zoglauer, Andreas; Baring, Matthew; Beacom, John; Bildsten, Lars; Dermer, Charles; Hartmann, Dieter; Hernanz, Marearita; Smith, David; Starrfield, Sumner.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6266 II 2006. 626624.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Boggs, S, Kurfess, J, Ryan, J, Aprile, E, Gehrels, N, Kippen, M, Leising, M, Oberlack, U, Wunderer, C, Zych, A, Bloser, P, Harris, M, Hoover, A, Klimenk, A, Kocevski, D, McConnell, M, Milne, P, Novikova, EI, Phlips, B, Polsen, M, Sturner, S, Tournear, D, Weidenspointner, G, Wulf, E, Zoglauer, A, Baring, M, Beacom, J, Bildsten, L, Dermer, C, Hartmann, D, Hernanz, M, Smith, D & Starrfield, S 2006, The advanced compton telescope. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6266 II, 626624, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, Orlando, FL, United States, 5/24/06. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670605
Boggs S, Kurfess J, Ryan J, Aprile E, Gehrels N, Kippen M et al. The advanced compton telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6266 II. 2006. 626624 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670605
Boggs, Steven ; Kurfess, James ; Ryan, James ; Aprile, Elena ; Gehrels, Neu ; Kippen, Marc ; Leising, Mark ; Oberlack, Uwe ; Wunderer, Cornelia ; Zych, Allen ; Bloser, Peter ; Harris, Michael ; Hoover, Andrew ; Klimenk, Alexei ; Kocevski, Dan ; McConnell, Mark ; Milne, Peter ; Novikova, Elena I. ; Phlips, Bernard ; Polsen, Mark ; Sturner, Steven ; Tournear, Derek ; Weidenspointner, Georg ; Wulf, Eric ; Zoglauer, Andreas ; Baring, Matthew ; Beacom, John ; Bildsten, Lars ; Dermer, Charles ; Hartmann, Dieter ; Hernanz, Marearita ; Smith, David ; Starrfield, Sumner. / The advanced compton telescope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6266 II 2006.
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