Progress on MARGIE, a Gamma-Ray Burst Ultra-long Duration Balloon Mission
We are designing the Minute of Arc Resolution Gamma-ray Imaging Experiment (MARGIE) as a 100 day Ultra Long Duration Balloon (ULDB) mission to: a) detect and localize gamma-ray bursts; and b) survey the hard X-ray sky. Major advances in designing the CZT detectors increase the senstitivity to higher energy. Design of the gondola has also progressed.
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D. Band, M. Cherry, J. Stacy, T. Guzik, S. Kappadath, J. Buckley, P. Hink, J. Macri, M. McConnell, J. Ryan, and J. Matteson. "Progress on MARGIE, a Gamma-Ray Burst Ultra-long Duration Balloon Mission." Workshop on "Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era", Costa, E., Frontera, F., & Hjorth, J. (2001). Gamma-ray bursts in the afterglow era: Proceedings of the international workshop, held in Rome, Italy, 17-20 October 2000. Berlin: Springer. pp 384-386. Print.
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