In-Flight Calibrations of UFFO-Pathfinder

J. Řípa, S. Ahmad, P. Barrillon, Søren Brandt, Carl Budtz-Jørgensen, A.J. Castro-Tirado, S.-H. Chang, Y.-Y. Chang, C.R. Chen, P. Chen, H.S. Choi, Y.J. Choi, P. Connell, S. Dagoret-Campagne, C. Eyles, B. Grossan, J.J. Huang, M.-H.A. Huang, S. Jeong, A. JungJ.-E. Kim, M.-B. Kim, S.-W. Kim, Y.-W. Kim, A.S. Krasnov, J. Lee, H. Lim, C.-Y. Lin, E.V. Linder, T.-C. Liu, Niels Lund, K.W. Min, G.-W. Na, J.-W. Nam, M.I. Panasyuk, I.H. Park, V. Reglero, J.M. Rodrigo, G.F. Smoot, J.-E. Suh, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, M.-Z. Wang, I. Yashin

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Abstract

The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO), which will be launched onboard the Lomonosov spacecraft, contains two crucial instruments: UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) for detection and localization of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and the fast-response Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) designed for the observation of the prompt optical/UV counterparts. Here we discuss the in-space calibrations of the UBAT detector and SMT telescope. After the launch, the observations of the standard X-ray sources such as pulsar in Crab nebula will provide data for necessary calibrations of UBAT. Several standard stars will be used for the photometric calibration of SMT. The celestial X-ray sources, e.g. X-ray binaries with bright optical sources in their close angular vicinity will serve for the cross-calibration of UBAT and SMT.
Original languageEnglish
JournalE A S Publications Series
Volume61
Pages (from-to)579-581
ISSN1633-4760
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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