July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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The Calibration of EUSO Balloon using airborne light sources mounted to a Helicopter

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

Amazon Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 150
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 3 CR


Dr James Adams (Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville)


The Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO) Balloon was launched from Timmins, Ontario, Canada on the moonless night of August 24, 2014. Before the balloon reached altitude, a helicopter carrying UV flashers and a UV laser took off from Timmins and flew to the balloon. For the next 2.5 hours the helicopter circled under the balloon operating the UV flashers and a UV laser to simulate the optical signals from extreme energy cosmic rays. Many of these signals were recorded onboard EUSO Balloon and have been used to calibrate this instrument as discussed in this and another paper in this conference. This paper will describe the helicopter operations, flashers carried on the helicopter and the calibration of EUSO Balloon made using the flashers.
Collaboration JEM-EUSO
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 403

Primary author

Dr James Adams (Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville)


Mr Douglass Huie (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Mr Eser Johannes (Colorado School of Mines) Mr Evgeny Kuznetsov (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Mr Jurgen Sawatzki (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Lawrence Wiencke (Colorado School of Mines) Malek Mustafa (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Dr Mark Christl (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center) Prof. Massimiliano Bonamente (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Mr Matthew Rodencal (University of Alabama in Huntsville)

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