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Tests of JEM--EUSO 1st level trigger using EUSO--Balloon data

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


Dr Francesco Fenu (University of Torino - INFN Torino)


EUSO--Balloon successfully flew on August 2014 from Timmins (Ontario, Canada). Its focal surface was an array of 36 MAPMTs, 64 pixels each, for a total of 2304 channels. During its 5 hours flight at float altitude of about 40 km it routinely recorded sequences of 128 consecutive 2.5 $\mu$s long snapshots (GTUs) of the luminous conditions in its field of view ($\sim$ 64 $km^{2}$) with a spatial resolution of $\sim$ 175 $\times$ 175 $m^{2}$. In total about $4\times 10^{7}$ GTUs were acquired imaging nightglow background from forests, lakes and clouds, as well as city light conditions and artificial air showers tracks generated by means of a laser installed on an helicopter flying underneath EUSO--Balloon. EUSO--Balloon data have been processed a posteriori using the algorithm foreseen for the 1st level trigger of JEM--EUSO. This contribution will report on the results of such analysis.
Collaboration JEM-EUSO
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 443

Primary author

Mr Gregorio Suino (University of Torino - INFN Torino)


Dr Francesco Fenu (University of Torino - INFN Torino) Dr Mario Bertaina (University of Torino - INFN Torino)

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