July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Towards a SiPM based fluorescence camera for JEM-EUSO

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 171
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 3 CR


Andreas Haungs (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


The steady development of semiconductor devices in the last years lead to highly improved photon detectors (called SiPM) and with that its applicability for astroparticle physics experiments. Here, we discuss particularly the application at cosmic ray air-shower fluorescence telescopes in space (JEM-EUSO telescope). For this, improvements of the newest generation of SiPM are needed concerning the dark current rate, pixel cross-talks, and afterpulse rate. In addition, to be applicable for large-scale experiments in space like JEM-EUSO, temperature stability, operation temperature, the fluorescence light sensitivity, as well as the capability of arrays of SiPM to cover large areas need to be rigorously tested. The JEM-EUSO collaboration started a comprehensive R&D program for the development of a focal surface based on SiPMs optimized for measurements of the fluorescence emission of extensive air showers from space.
Collaboration JEM-EUSO
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 313

Primary author

Andreas Haungs (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

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