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Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 652–656 | Cite as

Observation of Cosmic Gamma Ray Bursts in the Experiments Onboard Lomonosov and Vernov Satellites

  • A. M. Amelushkin
  • V. O. Barinova
  • A. V. Bogomolov
  • V. V. Bogomolov
  • E. S. Gorbovskoii
  • S. Jiong
  • X. M. Jiong
  • A. F. Iyuidin
  • V. V. Kalegaev
  • A. Castro-Tirado
  • M. Kim
  • V. G. Kornilov
  • V. M. Lipunov
  • I. N. Mjagkova
  • M. Nguen
  • I. Park
  • M. I. Panasyuk
  • V. L. Petrov
  • S. I. Svertilov
  • A. N. Shustova
  • I. V. Yashin
Article

Abstract

The study of cosmic gamma ray bursts (GRBs) is one of the main goals of the Lomonosov space mission. The main advantage of this mission is simultaneous multiwavelength observations of GRBs covering the optical, X-ray and gamma-ray ranges. The mission payload includes the GRB monitor BDRG, wide-field optical cameras SHOK, and the UFFO instrument. Data are recorded mainly by the event trigger provided by the BDRG instrument, which measures the spectral and temporal properties of the burst in the energy range 10–3000 keV. The BDRG instrument also provides estimation of the source coordinates by comparing the readings of three differently directed detectors with an accuracy of several degrees. Wide-field SHOK optical cameras have a field of view of ~20° × 40°. They fix a set of images with a frequency of about five frames per second prior to the trigger and another set immediately after the trigger. The UFFO instrument includes the UBAT telescope with a coded mask for measurements in hard X-ray and soft gamma-ray ranges and an optical telescope with a slewing mirror (SMT) that can be directed on the GRB source for a time ~1 s for measuring GRB prompt emission in the early stages. In response to an BDRG trigger signal, the real-time data on a detected GRB are transmitted to the Earth via Globalstar network to the Gamma-ray Coordinates Network (GCN) and ground-based observatories. During observations on the Lomonosov satellite, 20 gamma-ray bursts were detected and catalogued. Several gamma-ray bursts were also detected in the Vernov satellite experiment. An example of such an event is given.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Financial support for this work was provided by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, project no RFMEFI60717X0175.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Amelushkin
    • 1
  • V. O. Barinova
    • 1
  • A. V. Bogomolov
    • 1
  • V. V. Bogomolov
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. S. Gorbovskoii
    • 3
  • S. Jiong
    • 4
  • X. M. Jiong
    • 4
  • A. F. Iyuidin
    • 1
  • V. V. Kalegaev
    • 1
  • A. Castro-Tirado
    • 5
  • M. Kim
    • 4
  • V. G. Kornilov
    • 1
    • 3
  • V. M. Lipunov
    • 1
    • 3
  • I. N. Mjagkova
    • 1
  • M. Nguen
    • 1
  • I. Park
    • 4
  • M. I. Panasyuk
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. L. Petrov
    • 1
  • S. I. Svertilov
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. N. Shustova
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. V. Yashin
    • 1
  1. 1.Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Physical Department, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Sungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea
  5. 5.Instituto de Astrofisica de AndaluciaGranadaSpain

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