July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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Cosmic Ray Shower Profile Track Finding for Telescope Array Fluorescence Detectors

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

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
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Mr Jon Paul Lundquist (Telescope Array Project)


A simple cosmic ray track finding pattern recognition analysis (PRA) method for fluorescence detectors (FD) has been developed which significantly improves Xmax resolution and its dependence on energy. Events which have a clear rise and fall in the FD view contain information on Xmax that can be reliably reconstructed. Shower maximum must be extrapolated for events with Xmax outside the field of view of the detector, which creates a systematic dependence on the fitting function. The PRA method is a model and detector independent approach to removing these events, by fitting shower profiles to a set of triangles and applying limits on the allowable geometry.
Collaboration Telescope Array
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 992

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Mr Jon Paul Lundquist (Telescope Array Project)

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