May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

The high resolution PAN detector for deep space cosmic rays particles measurements

May 26, 2021, 5:00 AM
30m
Poster Experiments: Space and particle astrophysics Posters: Particle Astrophysics and Space

Speaker

Dr Maria Ionica (INFN Perugia)

Description

The Penetrating particle ANalyzer, an instrument designed to operate in space, will provide precise measurements and monitoring of the flux, composition, and direction of highly penetrating particles with energy ranging from 100MeV/n to 20 GeV/n. The concept of the detector is based on a modular magnetic spectrometer of small size, reduced power consumption and low weight to make the instrument suitable for deep space and interplanetary missions. The magnetic spectrometer module consists in high-field permanent magnet sectors, high resolution silicon micro-strip detectors, Time Of Flight counters readout by SiPMs, and active Pixel detectors to maintain the detection capabilities in high rate conditions occurring during solar energetic particle events and traversing radiation belts around planets. Here we report on the concept of the PAN instrument and the construction status of the MiniPAN demonstrator for the in-orbit validation of the key functionalities of the instrument.

Primary authors

G. Ambrosi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy) P. Azzarello (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) B. Bergmann (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) B. Bertucci (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy and Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, Università degli Studi di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy) P. Burian (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) F. Cadoux (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) M. Campbell (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) M. Caprai (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy) M. Duranti (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy) L. Farnesini (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy) Y. Favre (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) S. Gohl (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) T. Iizawa (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) M. Kole (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) Daniel Lammarra (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) M. Malich (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) P. Manek (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) L. Meduna (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) Y. Mora (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) M. Paniccia (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) C. Plainaki (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, I-00133, Roma, Italy) S. Pospisil (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic) J Stauffer (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) P.A. Thonet (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) N. Tomassetti (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy and Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, Università degli Studi di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy) V. Vagelli (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, I-00133, Roma, Italy) X. Wu (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) Pengwei Xie (Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland) Dr Maria Ionica (INFN Perugia)

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