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The EUSO experiment: telescope calibration and track energy reconstruction
Author(s): Alessandro Gherardi; Emanuele Pace; Gianni Corti; Lisa Gambicorti; Roberto Ciaranfi; Piero Mazzinghi
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Paper Abstract

The Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO) on the International Space Station (ISS) will detect the Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECRs with E > 4 x 1019 eV) and the high energy cosmic neutrino flux looking at the streak of fluorescence light produced when the particles interact with the Earth’s atmosphere. The photo-detector of EUSO experiment will consist of several Multi-Anode PhotoMultipliers (MAPMTs) arranged on the aspheric focal surface. Accurate pre-flight ground calibration and in-flight calibration are essential topics of the EUSO experiment to detect reliably the fluorescence light. In particular, the main target of calibration is to achieve spectroradiometric measurements of the telescope performance and of the absolute response of the detectors. This report will describe a first approach to, and some possible solutions for, the calibration system of the EUSO telescope and focal plane. This proposal will address the requirements to design the EUSO calibration system and the crucial items for further analyses and discussions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5501, High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579364
Show Author Affiliations
Alessandro Gherardi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Emanuele Pace, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
INFN/Firenze (Italy)
Gianni Corti, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Lisa Gambicorti, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
INFN/Firenze (Italy)
Roberto Ciaranfi, INFN/Firenze (Italy)
Piero Mazzinghi, INFN/Firenze (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5501:
High-Energy Detectors in Astronomy
Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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