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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000061954

Optical Properties and Calibration of the Pierre Auger Fluorescence Detector

Tománková, Lenka

Abstract:
This thesis focuses on the calibration and optical properties of the Fluorescence Detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory. A novel procedure for the study of telescope characteristics using an airborne light source is presented. Measurement results with respect to the absolute calibration and point spread function of the telescopes are reported, and the effect on reconstructed air shower observables is discussed.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-619543
KITopen-ID: 1000061954
Verlag Karlsruhe
Umfang VI, 208 S.
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdatum 03.06.2016
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer
Schlagworte cosmic rays, extensive air showers, fluorescence detector, calibration, optical properties, octocopter, Pierre Auger Observatory
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