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Algorithms for cosmic flash recognition
Author(s): Lech Wiktor Piotrowski; Marcin Sokolowski; Grzegorz Wrochna
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Paper Abstract

The main aim of the "π of the Sky" project is all night monitoring of a large sky area in search for GRB optical counterparts. Contrary to the most of existing experiments, "π of the Sky" does not rely on satellite GRB triggers only, but independently detects optical flashes in the sky and later seeks an association with a satellite alert. This approach requires an efficient self-triggering system, capable of reducing the rate of flash candidates to an amount suitable for a human-eye analysis. This paper covers main aspects of our flash recognition algorithms, briefly describing main false event types that are encountered as well as cuts designed to eliminate them. Physical results based on the data gathered by the "π of the Sky" apparatus prototype during it's first year of operation are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6159, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV, 61590N (26 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675010
Show Author Affiliations
Lech Wiktor Piotrowski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Marcin Sokolowski, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Grzegorz Wrochna, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6159:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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