July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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The NICHE Array: status and plans

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 160
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 1 CR


Douglas Bergman (University of Utah)


The Non-Imaging CHErenkov Array (NICHE) will be a low energy extension to Telescope Array and TALE using an array of closely spaced (~200 m) light collectors covering an area of ~2 square km. It will be deployed in the field of view of TALE and will overlap it in energy range. Showers with energies 1-100 PeV will be reconstructed using both the Cherenkov light Lateral Distribution and the Cherenkov time Width Lateral DIstribution. These two methods will allow shower energy and Xmax to be determined. A prototype of the array, called j-NICHE, is currently being built and deployed. The design and plans for the full array are presented along with a plan to deploy the first 25 counters to get a true Cherenkov hybrid air shower measurement.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 712
Collaboration Telescope Array

Primary author

Douglas Bergman (University of Utah)


John Krizmanic (USRA/CRESST/NASA/GSFC) Yoshiki Tsunesada (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

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