FiberGLAST is an instrument concept for NASA's upcoming GLAST mission that utilizes scintillating fiber technology. Operating in the energy range from 10 MeV to 300 GeV, FiberGLAST will achieve a sensitivity approximately 10 times better than EGRET over a wide field of view. The detector is composed of modular layers of thin sheets of tantalum and orthogonal layers of plastic scintillating fibers. The fibers are read out using multi-anode photomultiplier tubes (MAPMTs). Engineering studies, tests, and further simulations are currently underway. We present results from a recent accelerator test of an engineering model at Jefferson National Laboratory and results from vibration tests of the MAPMTs at NASA/MSFC.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 1998