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X- and Gamma-Ray Bursts, 5-228 keV

NSSDC ID: 1978-079A-14
Mission Name: ISEE 3
Principal Investigator: Prof. Kinsey A. Anderson

Description

This experiment was designed to provide continuous coverage of solar-flare X rays and transient cosmic gamma-ray bursts. Detectors were a xenon-filled proportional counter (5-14 keV in 6 channels) and a NaI scintillator (12-1250 keV in 12 channels). There were four operating modes: normal, flare-1, flare-2, and gamma-burst. In the normal mode, the time resolution was 0.5 to 4 s, depending on the channel. In the gamma-burst mode, the best time resolution was 0.25 to 125 ms and used stored data.

Disciplines

  • Astronomy: Cosmic Ray
  • Solar Physics: X-Ray

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills.

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Ray W. KlebesadelOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratoryklebesadel@lanl.gov
Prof. Kinsey A. AndersonPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, Berkeleyanderson@ssl.berkeley.edu
Dr. W. Doyle EvansOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratory 
Dr. Sharad R. KaneOther InvestigatorUniversity of California, Berkeleysharadk@ssl.berkeley.edu

Selected References

Anderson, K. A., et al., X-ray spectrometer experiment aboard the ISEE-C (Heliocentric) spacecraft, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Electron., GE-16, No. 3, 157-159, July 1978.

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