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Focal surface for the EUSO telescope
Author(s): Hirohiko M. Shimizu; M. Ameri; F. Cadoux; Osvaldo Catalano; C. Chapron; S. Cuneo; Toshikazu Ebisuzaki; Flavio Fontanelli; Valerio Gracco; Philippe Gorodetzky; Yoshiya Kawasaki; P. Musico; Patric Nedelec; T. Patzak; M. Pallavicini; Alessandro Petrolini; E. Plagnol; F. Pratolongo; Mario Sannino; Naoto Sakaki; Yoshiyuki Takahashi; M. Takeda; Yoshiyuki Takizawa; Masahiro Teshima
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Paper Abstract

The Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO) is a wide angle refractive telescope in near-ultraviolet wavelength region to detect extremely high energy cosmic rays by observing time-resolved air-fluorescence images of the extensive air showers from the International Space Station. The focal surface detector of the EUSO is designed to be a mosaic of multianode photomultipliers to realize the single photoelectron counting capability. We describe the current status of the conceptual design and the feasibility study of the focal surface of the EUSO telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4858, Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458155
Show Author Affiliations
Hirohiko M. Shimizu, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
M. Ameri, INFN (Italy)
F. Cadoux, Lab. d' Annecy-le-vieux de Physique des Particles (France)
Osvaldo Catalano, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica con Applicazioni all'Informatica (Italy)
C. Chapron, College de France (France)
S. Cuneo, INFN (Italy)
Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Flavio Fontanelli, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Valerio Gracco, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Philippe Gorodetzky, College de France (France)
Yoshiya Kawasaki, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
P. Musico, INFN (Italy)
Patric Nedelec, Lab d'Annecy-le-vieux de Physique des Particles (France)
T. Patzak, College de France (France)
M. Pallavicini, INFN (Italy)
Alessandro Petrolini, INFN (Italy)
E. Plagnol, College de France (France)
F. Pratolongo, INFN (Italy)
Mario Sannino, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Naoto Sakaki, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
M. Takeda, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Takizawa, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Masahiro Teshima, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4858:
Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation
Peter W. Gorham, Editor(s)

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