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Mirror-concentrator for space telescope with wide field of view and "high" angular resolution for observation of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays and other atmospheric flashes
Author(s): Sergey A. Sharakin; Boris A. Khrenov; Pavel A. Klimov; Mikhail I. Panasyuk; Sergey A. Potanin; Ivan V. Yashin
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Paper Abstract

Idea of ultrahigh cosmic rays (UHECR) measurement from satellites was suggested by Linsley in 1981 and since has being developed into projects of cosmic rays telescopes for International Space Station (ISS): JEM-EUSO - to be installed on the Japanese experimental module and KLYPVE - on the Russian ISS segment. A series of space-based detectors for measurements of background phenomena in those telescopes were developed in Russia (Universitetsky-Tatiana, Universitetsky-Tatiana-2 , Chibis satellites). The satellite Lomonosov with UHECR detector TUS on its board will be launched in 2013. TUS contains multi-channel photo receiver and Fresnel-type mirror manufactured with use of special multi-layer carbon plastic technology in RSC “Energia". In this paper one and two component optical systems with 360 cm entrance diameter and 400 cm focal distance for wide angle detector KLYPVE are studied. In one component case using generalized Davies-Cotton systems (Fresnel-type mirror with ellipsoidal gross surface) it is possible to obtain 8-10° field of view (FoV) with focal spot size less than pixel size equal to 15 x 15 mm. In two component system (parabolic mirror and a Fresnel lens, mounted close to photo receiver) it is possible to increase FoV up to 10-12° and significantly simplify the primary mirror construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84433W (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925609
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Sergey A. Sharakin, Lomonosov State Univ., Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)
Boris A. Khrenov, Lomonosov State Univ., Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)
Pavel A. Klimov, Lomonosov State Univ., Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)
Mikhail I. Panasyuk, Lomonosov State Univ., Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)
Sergey A. Potanin, Lomonosov State Univ., Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Russian Federation)
Ivan V. Yashin, Lomonosov State Univ., Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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