Prospects for Gamma-Ray Burst detection by the Cherenkov Telescope Array
1 Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
2 INFN – Sezione di Bari, Bari, Italy
3 Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy
4 INFN – Sezione di Napoli, Napoli, Italy
5 INAF – OAT, Torino, Italy
6 Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
7 INFN – Sezione di Trieste-Udine, Trieste, Italy
8 INFN – Sezione di Torino, Torino, Italy
9 Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
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Published online: 23 March 2017
The Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi satellite is expected to publish a catalogue with more than 100 Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) detected above 100 MeV thanks to a new detection algorithm and a new event reconstruction. This work aims at revising the prospects for GRB alerts with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) based on the new LAT results. We start considering the simulation of the observations with the full CTA of two extremely bright events, the long GRB 130427A and the short GRB 090510, then we investigate how these GRBs would be observed by a particular configuration of the array with the telescopes pointing to different directions in what is called the “coupled divergent mode”.
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