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The Angular Resolution of the JEM-EUSO Mission: an updated view

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
1h
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 155
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 3 CR

Speaker

Dr Thomas Mernik (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen)

Description

The Extreme Universe Observatory onboard the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM-EUSO) is a mission being developed to observe ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) from space. JEM-EUSO consists of a wide field of view UV-telescope, assisted by an atmospheric monitoring system, designed to be mounted oboard the International Space Station. JEM-EUSO will observe the extensive air showers (EAS) induced by UHE cosmic particles with energies above $10^{19}$ eV by using the earth's atmosphere as a large detector. Due to the amount of monitored target volume JEM-EUSO is expected to reach an effective aperture of approx. $2 \cdot 10^5$ km$^2$ sr. During its lifetime, the mission will measure about 1000 events with E $> 5 \cdot 10^{19}$ eV significantly improving the statistics of the most energetic part of the spectrum above the observed cut-off. In the context of the JEM-EUSO Collaboration different mission profiles are being explored. A configuration actively investigated is a telescope, mainly based on the same technologies already employed in the baseline instrument, which can be launched with Space X Falcon 9 and tr$ This new mission configuration allows a circular design of the optics which improves the performances. In this paper we present a detailed study of the expected angular resolution of this new configuration.
Collaboration JEM-EUSO
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 506

Primary author

Dr Thomas Mernik (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen)

Co-authors

Mr Alejandro Guzman (Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen) Prof. Andrea Santangelo (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen) Mr Elias Iwotschkin (Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen) Dr Francesco Fenu (Universita degli Studi di Torino) Dr Gustavo Medina Tanco (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares - UNAM) Mr Jörg Bayer (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen) Dr Kenji Shinozaki (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen) Dr Lawrence Wiencke (Colorado School of Mines) Dr Mario Bertaina (Universita degli Studi di Torino)

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