Sep 12 – 17, 2021
University of Birmingham
Europe/London timezone

Development of a Penetrating particle ANalyzer for high-energy radiation measurements in space

Sep 14, 2021, 9:30 AM
Teaching and Learning Building (University of Birmingham)

Teaching and Learning Building

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston Campus University of Birmingham B15 2TT UK
talk Applications in Astronomy, Planetary and Space Science Applications in Astronomy, Planetary and Space Science 1


Philipp Azzarello (Universite de Geneve (CH))


The Penetrating Particle Analyzer (PAN) is an instrument conceived to precisely measure the flux, composition and arrival direction of highly penetrating particles in space of energy ranging from 100 MeV/n to 20 GeV/n. Precise measurements of their energy spectra and composition are of great interest to study Solar Modulation of Cosmic Rays, to characterise SEPs, as well as the radiation environment around planets and to improve Space Weather predictions for Deep Space travels.
The design is based on a modular magnetic spectrometer of small size, reduced power consumption and weight which make it suitable for deep space and interplanetary missions. The high-field permanent magnet sectors are instrumented with high resolution silicon micro-strip detectors, Time-OF-Flight scintillator counters readout by SiPMs, and active Pixel detectors to maintain the detection capabilities in high rate conditions occurring during solar energetic particle events (SEPs) or when traversing radiation belts around planets. After the description of the PAN instrument, the development and tests of the mini.PAN demonstrator will be presented in this contribution.

Your name Philipp Azzarello

Primary authors

Benedikt Bergmann (Czech Technical Universtity in Prague) Bruna Bertucci (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Daniel La Marra (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Frank Raphael Cadoux (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Giovanni Ambrosi (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Jerome Stauffer (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Lukas Meduna (Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ)) Maria Ionica (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Matteo Duranti (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Mercedes Paniccia (Departement de Physique Nucleaire et Corpusculaire (DPNC)) Merlin Kole (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Michael Campbell (CERN) Milan Malich ( Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics (IEAP), Czech Technical University in Prague) Mirco Caprai (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Nicola Tomassetti (Perugia University & INFN- Perugia) Pengwei Xie (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Petr Burian (Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ)) Petr Manek (Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ)) Philipp Azzarello (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Pierre Alexandre Thonet (CERN) Stanislav Pospisil (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague) Stefan Gohl (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, CTU in Prague) Tomoya Iizawa (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Xin Wu (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Yannick Favre (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Yesid Mora ( Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics (IEAP), Czech Technical University in Prague)

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