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Simulation studies for the Mini-EUSO detector

Miyamoto, H. ; Fenu, F.; Barghini, D.; Battisti, M.; Belov, A.; Bertaina, M.; Bisconti, F.; Bonino, R.; Cambie, G.; Capel, F.; Casolino, M.; Churilo, I.; Ebisuzaki, T.; Fuglesang, C.; Golzio, A.; Gorodetzky, P.; Kajino, F.; Klimov, P.; Manfrin, M.; ... mehr


Mini-EUSO is a mission of the JEM-EUSO program flying onboard the International Space Station since August 2019. Since the first data acquisition in October 2019, more than 35 sessions have been performed for a total of 52 hours of observations. The detector has been observing Earth at night-time in the UV range and detected a wide variety of transient sources all of which have been modeled through Monte Carlo simulations. Mini-EUSO is also capable of detecting meteors and potentially space debris and we performed simulations for such events to estimate their impact on future missions for cosmic ray science from space. We show here examples of the simulation work done in this framework to analyze the Mini-EUSO data. The expected response of Mini-EUSO with respect to ultra high energy cosmic ray showers has been studied. The efficiency curve of Mini-EUSO as a function of primary energy has been estimated and the energy threshold for Cosmic Rays has been placed to be above 10$^{21}$ eV. We compared the morphology of several transient events detected during the mission with cosmic ray simulations and excluded that they can be due to cosmic ray showers. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000154778
Veröffentlicht am 27.01.2023
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0334
Zitationen: 2
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 18.03.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000154778
Erschienen in Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021), Ed.: A. Kappes
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 334
Serie Pos proceedings of science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 30.07.2021
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