To facilitate more sensitive counterpart searches on somewhat longer timescales we have developed the BATSE Rapid Burst Response (RBR) system, that takes the opposite approach from BACODINE: better location accuracy at the cost of longer delay. This is accomplished using more data, human background estimation and a more detailed location algorithm (LOCBURST). The improved BATSE RBR locations have a typical accuracy of ~2 deg (68% containment radius), with a post-burst delay of ~10-30 minutes. The RBR system operates in parallel with normal BACODINE processing and the locations from both systems are distributed via the same, well-established, GCN/BACODINE network.
Follow the links below to learn more about the BATSE RBR system, its operation, performance and latest results. Visit often as the pages are regularly updated.
Site Last Updated 17-Jan-02
|Author:||Dr. R. Marc Kippen|
|Responsible Manager:||Dr. Thomas A. Parnell|
|Web Curator:||Dr. Jerome J. Brainerd|