Accession Number:

ADA464471

Title:

Operation and Performance of the OSSE Instrument

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Optics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE