BATSE/OSSE Rapid Burst Response
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Pagination or Media Count:
The BATSE and OSSE instrument teams have modified ight software to promptly within 2 min of trigger slew the OSSE detectors to burst locations determined on-board by BATSE. This enables OSSE to make sensitive searches for prompt and delayed post-burst line and continuum emission above 50 keV. In the best cases our sensitivity will be more than an order of magnitude better than any other search in this energy range. We expect to slew to 1-2 bursts per month, based on the OSSE FOV and BATSE event rate. Detections or limits from continued operation of this system may provide significant constraints on burst models. As an example of the observations made using this system, we present preliminary limits for post-burst emission from GRB 950223 on several time scales.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics