CONTENTS 4.1 Introduction 41 4.2 Expected Signal Types 43 4.3 ASP Implementation 45
4.3.1 Known GRBs in LAT Data 45 4.3.2 Blind Search for GRBs 47 4.3.3 Monitored and Recurring Flaring Sources 50
4.4 Implementation and Execution 52 References 53
4.1 INTRODUCTION The Large Area Telescope (LAT) onboard the Fermi γ-ray Space Telescope provides high sensitivity to emission from astronomical sources over a broad energy range (20 MeV to >300 GeV) and has substantially improved spatial, energy, and timing resolution compared with previous observatories at these energies . One of the LAT’s most innovative features is that it performs continuous monitoring of the γ-ray sky with all-sky coverage every 3 h. This survey strategy greatly enables the search for transient behavior from both previously known and unknown sources. In addition, the constant accumulation of data allows for increasingly improved measurements of persistent sources. These include the Milky Way Galaxy itself, which produces γ-ray emission as a result from interactions of cosmic rays with gas in the Galaxy, and potential signals from candidate dark matter particles in the Milky Way and its neighboring galaxies.