GRB Observations around 100 GeV with STACEE


STACEE is an atmospheric Cherenkov detector using the large mirror area of a solar research facility to obtain a low energy threshold. The peak of a detected power law spectrum is around 100 GeV. An exciting possibility for STACEE is to follow up gamma‐ray burst alerts from satellites. The low energy threshold of STACEE allows detection of gamma rays from higher redshifts than most other ground‐based experiments. The STACEE instrument can be re‐targeted to the position of a GRB within about four minutes of an alert to search for emission above 50 GeV. We discuss the STACEE sensitivity to high energy gamma‐ray emission from GRBs.

In AIP Conference Proceedings
John Kildea
John Kildea
Assistant Professor of Medical Physics