GRB Duration Distribution Considering the Position of the Fermi

D. Szécsi, Z. Bagoly, I. Horváth, L. G. Balázs, P. Veres, A. Mészáros


The Fermi satellite has a particular motion during its flight which enables it to catch the gamma-ray bursts mostly well. The side-effect of this favourable feature is that the lightcurves of the GBM detectors are stressed by rapidly and extremely varying background. Before this data is processed, it needs to be separated from the background. The commonly used methods [3,7] were useless for most cases of Fermi, so we developed a new technique based on the motion and orientation of the satellite. The background-free lightcurve can be used to perform statistical surveys, hence we showed the efficiency of our background-filtering method presenting a statistical analysis known from the literature.


gamma-ray burst; Fermi; background

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
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