Operation and Performance of the OSSE Instrument
UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION WASHINGTON DC
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The Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment OSSE on the Arthur Holly Compton Gamma Ray Observatory is described. An overview of the operation and control of the instrument is given, together with a discussion of typical observing strategies used with OSSE and basic data types produced by the instrument. Some performance measures for the instrument are presented, obtained from pre-launch and in-flight data. These include observing statistics, continuum and line sensitivity, and detector effective area and gain stability.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics