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Performance of the Spanish Infrared Camera onboard the EUSO-BALLOON (CNES) flight on August 24, 2014.

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
1h
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 141
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 3 CR

Speakers

Jose Luis Sánchez (University of León) Maria Rodriguez Frias (Space and Astroparticle Group UAH Madrid)

Description

The EUSO-balloon, pathfinder for the JEM-EUSO Space Mission, was launched during the night of August 24, 2014. The main aim of the flight was to test all the technologies developed for JEM-EUSO under very severe operating conditions (Stratosphere ~ 40 km altitude), partly representative of the working conditions in ISS. The IR camera onboard EUSO-Balloon is used to obtain the Cloud Top Height (CTH) and cloud coverage in the Field of View (FOV) by using two Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) bands centered at 10.8 µm and at 12 µm. In order to achieve these objectives a precise control of all the components during the flight is mandatory. The present work is devoted to the evaluation of the spectral and angular response of the microbolometer and filters and a geometrical description of all the components of the IR camera to achieve the proper performances. Once the theoretical study is done, it has to be checked experimentally, determining the involved parameters that have to be taken into account. After this work, we will be able to calculate the CTH of all the clouds in the FOV of the IR camera.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 800
Collaboration JEM-EUSO

Primary author

Mr J.F. Soriano (SPace & AStroparticle (SPAS) Group, UAH, Madrid, Spain.)

Co-authors

Andrés Merino (University of León) E Joven (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain.) G. Sáez-Cano (SPace & AStroparticle (SPAS) Group, UAH, Madrid, Spain.) H. Prieto (SPace & AStroparticle (SPAS) Group, UAH, Madrid, Spain.) J. Licandro (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain.) J.A. Morales de los Ríos (SPace & AStroparticle (SPAS) Group, UAH, Madrid, Spain.) Jose Luis Sánchez (University of León) Luis Del Peral (University of Geneva) M. Reyes (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain.) Maria Rodriguez Frias (Space and Astroparticle Group UAH Madrid) S. Franchini (IDR/UPM, E. T. S. I. Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.) Y. Martín (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Lactea S/N, Tenerife, Spain.)

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