13-16 February 2012
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

Performances of JEM-EUSO

16 Feb 2012, 10:20
20m
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium

CERN

CERN, Geneva
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Speaker

Dr Mario Bertaina (University Torino)

Description

Designed as the first mission exploring the Ultra High Energy Universe from space, JEM-EUSO will monitor the Earth's atmosphere to record UV (300-400 nm) tracks generated by Extensive Air Showers produced by UHECR primaries. In this contribution, the expected performances of JEM-EUSO will be reviewed. In particular, by detailed simulation studies performed with realistic trigger and reconstruction efficiencies, the observational duty cycle and rôle of clouds are calculated. The estimate of aperture and exposure, as well as of the expected angular, energy, and Xmax resolutions will be presented. In addition, the obtained performance will be discussed in the context of the scientific goals of the JEM-EUSO mission.

Primary author

Dr Mario Bertaina (University Torino)

Co-author

Collaboration JEM-EUSO (International Space Station)

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