28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

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

30 Jul 2020, 09:00
virtual conference

virtual conference

Talk 13. Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques


Benedikt Bergmann (Czech Technical Universtity in Prague)


The Penetrating particle ANalyzer is an instrument designed to operate in space to precisely measure and monitor the flux, composition, and direction of highly penetrating particles of energy ranging from 100 MeV/n to 20 GeV/n filling the current observational gap in this energy interval.
The detector design is based on a modular magnetic spectrometer of small size and reduced power consumption and weight to make the instrument 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. We will present the PAN concept together with the ongoing activity on the development of a demonstrator, Mini.PAN, for the in-orbit validation of the key functionalities of the instrument.

Secondary track (number) 08

Primary authors

Xin Wu (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Giovanni Ambrosi (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Philipp Azzarello (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Benedikt Bergmann (Czech Technical Universtity in Prague) Bruna Bertucci (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Petr Burian (Czech Technical University (CZ)) Frank Raphael Cadoux (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Michael Campbell (CERN) Matteo Duranti (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Yannick Favre (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Tomoya Iizawa (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Dr Maria Ionica (bIstituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia) Merlin Reynaard Kole (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Mr Milan Malich (cInstitute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague) Petr Manek (Czech Technical University (CZ)) Lukas Meduna (Czech Technical University (CZ)) Yesid Mora Sierra Mercedes Paniccia (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Dr Christina Plainaki (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) Stanislav Pospisil (Czech Technical University (CZ)) Mr Jerome Stauffer (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva) Pierre Alexandre Thonet (CERN) Nicola Tomassetti (Perugia University & INFN- Perugia) Andrii Tykhonov (Universite de Geneve (CH))

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