Prospects for rapid gamma-ray burst localization with INTEGRAL

S. Mereghetti, D. Jennings, H. Pedersen, A. Robert, A. Pellizoni, M. Pohl, B. Kretschmar, Rasmus Walter, T. Courvoisier

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The SPI and IRIS instruments on INTEGRAL will detect greater than or similar to 1 GRB/month within their large fields of view. The accuracy of localization with IBIS will be a few arcminutes, hence adequate for follow-up studies at large, ground-based telescopes. We report on the current studies and simulation activities aimed at designing at the ISDC an effective INTEGRAL Burst Alert System (IBAS) aisle to automatically distribute the positions of GRBs within a few tens of seconds from the event occurrence.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstrophysical Letters & Communications
Issue number1-6
Pages (from-to)769-772
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • software
  • burst detection
  • Gamma-ray bursts

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Mereghetti, S., Jennings, D., Pedersen, H., Robert, A., Pellizoni, A., Pohl, M., Kretschmar, B., Walter, R., & Courvoisier, T. (1999). Prospects for rapid gamma-ray burst localization with INTEGRAL. Astrophysical Letters & Communications, 39(1-6), 769-772.