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Burst Alert Telescope (BAT)

NSSDCA ID: 2004-047A-01

Mission Name: Swift
Principal Investigator:Dr. Scott Barthelmy


BAT (Burst Alert Telesope) is a gamma ray telescope, built by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, uses a coded aperture to locate the source. The software to locate the source is provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The CdZnTe detector of 5,200 square-centimeters area, consisting of 32,500 units of 4 mm x 4 mm x 2 mm, can pin-point the location of sources within 1.4 arc minutes.The energy range is 15-150 keV.

Alternate Names

  • BAT
  • Swift/BAT

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Science Mission Directorate (United States)


  • Astronomy: Gamma Ray

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Scott BarthelmyLead InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
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