PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Gamma-Ray Astronomy. GA-instrumentation
BurstCube: A CubeSat for Gravitational Wave Counterparts
J.S. Perkins,* J. Racusin, M.S. Briggs, G.A. De Nolfo, J.F. Krizmanic, R. Caputo, J. E. McEnery, P. Shawhan, D. Morris, V. Connaughton, D. Kocevski, C. Wilson-Hodge, M. Hui, L. Mitchell, S. McBreen
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: August 16, 2017
Published on: August 03, 2018
Abstract
BurstCube will detect long GRBs, attributed to the collapse of massive stars, short GRBs (sGRBs), resulting from binary neutron star mergers, as well as other gamma-ray transients in the energy range 10-1000 keV. sGRBs are of particular interest because they are predicted to be the counterparts of gravitational wave (GW) sources soon to be detectable by LIGO/Virgo. BurstCube contains 4 CsI scintillators coupled with arrays of compact low-power Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) on a 6U Dellingr bus, a flagship modular platform platform that is easily modifiable for a variety of 6U CubeSat architectures. BurstCube will complement existing facilities such as Swift and Fermi in the short term, and provide a means for GRB detection, localization, and characterization in the interim time before the next generation future gamma-ray mission flies, as well as space-qualify SiPMs and test technologies for future use on larger gamma-ray missions. The ultimate configuration of BurstCube is to have a set of $\sim10$ BurstCubes to provide all-sky coverage to GRBs for substantially lower cost than a full-scale mission.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.301.0760
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