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Timing techniques applied to distributed modular high-energy astronomy: the H.E.R.M.E.S. project

Authors

SANNA Andrea BURDERI Luciano SALVO Tiziana Di FIORE Fabrizio RIGGIO Alessandro GAMBINO Angelo LAVAGNA Michele BERTACIN Roberto EVANGELISTA Yuri CAMPANA Riccardo FUSCHINO Fabio LUNGHI Paolo MONGE Ángel NEGRI Barbara PIRROTTA Simone PUCCETTI Simonetta AMARILLI Fabrizio AMBROSINO Filippo AMELINO-CAMELIA Giavanni ANITRA Alessio BARBERA Marco BECHINI Michele BELLUTTI Paolo BERTUCCIO Giuseppe CAO Jiewei CERAUDO Francesco CHEN Tianxiang CINELLI Matteo CITOSSI Marco CLERICI Aurora COLAGROSSI Andrea CURZEL Serena CASA Giovanni Della DEMENEV Evgeny SANTO Melania Del DILILLO Giuseppe EFREMOV Pavel FEROCI Marco FERUGLIO Chiara FERRANDI Fabrizio FIORINI Mauro FIORITO Michele GACNIK Dejan GALGOCZI Gabor GAO Na GANDOLA Massimo GHIRLANDA Giancarlo GAMBOC Andreja GRASSI Marco GUIDORZI Cristiano GUZMAN Alejandro IARIA Rosario KARLICA Mile KOSTIC Uros LABANTI Claudio ROSA Giovanni La CICERO Ugo Lo FERNÁNDEZ Borja López MALCOVATI Piero MASELLI Alessandro MANCA Arianna MELE Filippo MILANKOVICH Dorottya MORGANTE Gianluca NAVA Lara NOGARA Paolo OHNO Masanori OTTOLINA Daniele PASQUALE Andrea PÁL András PERRI Matteo PICCININ Margherita PIAZZOLLA Raffaele PLIEGO-CABALLERO Samuel PRINETTO Jacopo PUCACCO Giuseppe RASHEVSKAYA Irina RASHEVSKY Alexander ŘÍPA Jakub RUSSO Francesco PAPITTO Alessandro PIRANAMONTE Silvia SANTANGELO Andrea SCALA Francesca SCIARRONE Giulia SELCAN David SILVESTRINI Stefano SOTTILE Giuseppe ROTOVNIK Tomaz TENZER Christoph TROISI Ivan VACCHI Andrea VIRGILI Enrico WERNER Norbert WANG Lingjun XU Yupeng ZAMPA Gianluigi ZAMPA Nicola ZANOTTI Giovanni

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proc. SPIE 11444, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 114444X
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Faculty of Science

Citation
Web https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2561758
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2561758
Keywords Gamma Ray Bursts; X-rays; CubeSats; nano-satellites; temporal triangulation
Description The association of GW170817 with GRB170817A proved that electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave events are the key to deeply understand the physics of NS-NS merges. Upgrades of the existing GW antennas and the construction of new ones will allow to increase sensitivity down to several hundred Mpc vastly increasing the number of possible electromagnetic counterparts. Monitoring of the hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray sky with good localisation capabilities will help to effectively tackle this problem allowing to fully exploit multi-messenger astronomy. However, building a high energy all-sky monitor with large collective area might be particularly challenging due to the need to place the detectors onboard satellites of limited size. Distributed astronomy is a simple and cheap solution to overcome this difficulty. Here we discuss in detail dedicated timing techniques that allow to precisely locate an astronomical event in the sky taking advantage of the spatial distribution of a swarm of detectors orbiting Earth.
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