July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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CORSIKA modification for rigidity dependent primary selection based on Geomagnetic cutoff rigidity for GRAPES-3 simulations

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
1h
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 181
Poster contribution CR-TH Poster 1 CR

Speaker

Mr Hari Haran Balakrishnan (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India)

Description

For the analysis of the GRAPES-3 Muon data, large scale Monte Carlo simulations are required. These simulations are performed using the CORSIKA simulation package developed by the KIT group. However, the geomagnetic cutoff rigidity varies with direction, therefore, a constant threshold for selection of primary energy results in generation of a large number of events that are subsequently rejected due to their rigidity being below the cutoff value in some directions. We have implemented an efficient mechanism in CORSIKA to select only those primary cosmic rays that lie above the cutoff rigidity in a given direction resulting in rejection of those primary cosmic rays that would have otherwise been rejected subsequently. Results based on actual simulations of GRAPES-3 Muon data have shown that by using this rigidity based cut, the actual computation time was reduced by a factor of two without compromising the reliability of the results.
Collaboration -- not specified --
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 54

Primary author

Mr Hari Haran Balakrishnan (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India)

Co-authors

Dr Akitoshi Oshima (Chubu University, Engineering Science Laboratory, Kasugai-shi, Aichi 487-8501, Japan) Mr Anuj Chandra (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Mr Atul Jain (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mu) Mr B Srinivasa Rao (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Mr Jagadeesan P (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Dr Pranaba K Nayak (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Dr Pravata K Mohanty (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Prof. Saburo Kawakami (Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka 558-8585, Japan) Mr Sam D Morris (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Prof. Shakeel Ahmad (Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India) Prof. Shashi R Dugad (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Prof. Sunil K Gupta (HECR Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India and GRAPES-3 Experiment, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty 643 001, India) Prof. Yohio Hayashi (Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka 558-8585, Japan)

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