PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 444 - 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) - Gamma-ray Astronomy (GA)
The Moon Burst Energetics All-sky Monitor (MoonBEAM) Instrument Design
J. Wood
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Pre-published on: July 25, 2023
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Abstract
MoonBEAM is a SmallSat concept capable of monitoring the entire sky for short gamma-ray transients from a cislunar orbit. A key aspect of its science instrument design is the use of phoswich technology, which couples multiple scintillating crystals to a single photosensor. This design allows it to achieve true all-sky coverage using just six detector units, with on-board flux sensitivity and localization performance similar to the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor. We will provide an overview of the instrument design as well as preliminary performance testing of the prototype detector assembly.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.444.0881
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