The slewing mirror telescope of the Ultra Fast Flash Observatory Pathfinder

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

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Abstract

The Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) is a key telescope of Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) space project to explore the first sub-minute or sub-seconds early photons from the Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) afterglows. As the realization of UFFO, 20kg of UFFO-Pathfinder (UFFO-P) is going to be on board the Russian Lomonosov satellite in November 2012 by Soyuz-2 rocket. Once the UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) detects the GRBs, Slewing mirror (SM) will slew to bring new GRB into the SMT’s field of view rather than slewing the entire spacecraft. SMT can give a UV/Optical counterpart position rather moderated 4arcsec accuracy. However it will provide a important understanding of the GRB mechanism by measuring the sub-minute optical photons from GRBs. SMT can respond to the trigger over 35 degree x 35 degree wide field of view within 1 sec by using Slewing Mirror Stage (SMS). SMT is the reflecting telescope with 10cm Ritchey-Chretien type and 256 x 256 pixilated Intensified Charge-Coupled Device (ICCD). In this paper, we discuss the overall design of UFFO-P SMT instrument and payloads development status.© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8443
Issue numberPART 2
Pages (from-to)84432S
Number of pages8
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Amsterdam RAI Convention Ctr., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 8443

Conference

ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Number8443
LocationAmsterdam RAI Convention Ctr.
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period01/07/201206/07/2012

Keywords

  • Slewing mirror telescope
  • Slewing mirror stage
  • Slewing mirror
  • Space
  • Ultra fast flash observatory
  • Gamma ray bursts
  • Sub-minute
  • UV/Optical afterglows

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