July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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Atmospheric effects on the ground-based calibration of orbital UV Telescopes

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
1h
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 146
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 2 CR

Speaker

G. Chiritoi (Institute of Space Science (Ro) for the JEM-EUSO Collaboration)

Description

One of the major issues in the detection of the UV yield of orbital UV telescopes is the optical calibration of the focal surface detector, which in turn requires advanced knowledge of the atmosphere in the FoV of the telescope. As such, we report here on the evaluation of the GLS as a ground-based optical system for the in-orbit calibration of orbital instruments such as the Mini-EUSO, JEM-ESUO and TUS orbital UV telescopes. Our study is done using GBSatCal (Ground-Based Satellite Calibration) software package, which has been designed specifically for this task. This package allows us to consider different types of radiation sources (e.g. lasers, Xe-flashers and high-power UV LEDs), of focal surface detector geometries and of atmospheric models (e.g. USAS 1976 and NRLMSISE-00), as well as to determine the optimal calibration geometry.
Collaboration JEM-EUSO
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 425

Primary author

G. Chiritoi (Institute of Space Science (Ro) for the JEM-EUSO Collaboration)

Co-authors

Dr A. A. Radu (Institute of Space Science (Ro) for the JEM-EUSO Collaboration) Dr E. M. Popescu (Institute of Space Science (Ro) for the JEM-EUSO Collaboration)

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