Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope


Bari activities in GLAST

The Bari group has worked on the GLAST project since 2000 and it has been involved in the construction and test of the silicon Tracker.
Bari researchers have actively participated to the test and verification of the properties of silicon sensors. They have been responsible for the space qualification of the main components of the LAT Tracker (trays and towers). The space qualification consisted in the performance of dynamic and thermal/thermal vacuum tests executed either in INFN laboratories or in external companies.
Moreover the Bari group has been also involved in the simulation and analysis activities, being involved in the Monte Carlo validation and in the ground data analysis, such as cosmic-ray data analysis during the Integration Phase (2004-2005), Beam Test analysis (2006-2007), analysis of Ground Data (2007-2008) taken during the observatory thermal vacuum tests.
The Bari group has been also involved since 2007 in the activities of the ISOC (Instrument Science Operations Center). In this field the group is now responsible for the analysis of the real data in the first 60 days after launch (Launch & Early Operations phase) in order to support the calibration and operations of GLAST on orbit.
Bari people also join the Science Working Groups activities such as: Gamma-Ray Bursts, Pulsars, Solar emissions, Dark Matter, Active Galactic Nuclei.


GLAST NASA Home page

NASA's GLAST mission is an astrophysics and particle physics partnership, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, along with important contributions from academic institutions and partners in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United States.