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Design and characterization of the optics and microbolometer electronics breadboard of the infrared camera for JEM-EUSO
Author(s): Y. Martín; M. Reyes Garcia-Talavera; E. Joven; J. Licandro; M. Sanz-Palomino; C. González-Alvarado; T. Belenguer; O. Maroto; L. Díez; J. A. Morales de los Ríos; M. D. Rodríguez-Frías

Paper Abstract

JEM-EUSO (Extreme Universe Space Observatory on the Japanese Experiment Module)[1][2] is an advanced observatory that will be on-board the International Space Station (ISS) to observe the UV photon tracks produced by Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) with energy above 1019 eV. JEM-EUSO will detect the electromagnetic and hadronic components of the Extensive Air Showers (EAS) generated as the result of the UHECR colliding with atmospheric nuclei. Atmospheric monitoring to obtain data, us cloud coverage and cloud top altitude, is crucial for energy estimation of an extreme energy particle. Accordingly JEM-EUSO will include and Atmospheric Monitoring System (AMS)[3] to observe the Earth atmosphere continuously in the FOV of the main telescope. The AMS will comprise an InfraRed CAMera (IRCAM), a LIDAR and JEM-EUSO slow data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 1056326 (5 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304254
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Martín, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
M. Reyes Garcia-Talavera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
E. Joven, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. Licandro, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
M. Sanz-Palomino, INTA (Spain)
C. González-Alvarado, INTA (Spain)
T. Belenguer, INTA (Spain)
O. Maroto, SENER (Spain)
L. Díez, SENER (Spain)
J. A. Morales de los Ríos, Univ. de Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
M. D. Rodríguez-Frías, Univ. de Alcalá de Henares (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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