Use of water-Cherenkov detectors to detect Gamma Ray Bursts at the Large Aperture GRB Observatory (LAGO)

D. Allard, I. Allekotte, C. Alvarez, H. Asorey, H. Barros, X. Bertou, O. Burgoa, M. Gomez Berisso, O. Martínez, P. Miranda Loza, T. Murrieta, G. Perez, H. Rivera, A. Rovero, O. Saavedra, H. Salazar, J. C. Tello, R. Ticona Peralda, A. Velarde, L. Villaseñor

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Abstract

The Large Aperture GRB Observatory (LAGO) project aims at the detection of high energy photons from Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) using the single particle technique in ground-based water-Cherenkov detectors (WCD). To reach a reasonable sensitivity, high altitude mountain sites have been selected in Mexico (Sierra Negra, 4550 m a.s.l.), Bolivia (Chacaltaya, 5300 m a.s.l.) and Venezuela (Mérida, 4765 m a.s.l.). We report on detector calibration and operation at high altitude, search for bursts in 4 months of preliminary data, as well as search for signal at ground level when satellites report a burst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume595
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cherenkov
  • GRB
  • LAGO

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