Mar 18 – 22, 2019
MPI for Nuclear Physics
Europe/Berlin timezone

Rapid Fermi-GBM GRB localization with BALROG

Not scheduled
1m
MPI for Nuclear Physics

MPI for Nuclear Physics

Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg
Poster

Speakers

Francesco BerlatoMr Felix Kunzweiler (MPE)

Description

Through the use of the BALROG code's improved statistical treatment (https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.07385 , https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.01082), it is now possible to achieve superior localization performance for the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) on-board the Fermi space telescope. The code is currently being used to rapidly localize gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), which positions are then shared with the rest of the community through our website. The locations can then be used for follow-up observations by other instruments. The code is open source, available at https://github.com/mpe-grb.

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