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Expected performance of the K-EUSO space-based observatory

Bianciotto, M.; Abdellaoui, G.; Abe, S.; Adams, Jr, J.H.; Allard, D.; Alonso, G.; Anchordoqui, L.; Anzalone, A.; Arnone, E.; Asano, K.; Attallah, R.; Attoui, H.; Ave Pernas, M.; Bagheri, M.; Baláz, J.; Bakiri, M.; Barghini, D.; Bartocci, S.; Battisti, M.; ... mehr


K-EUSO is a planned mission of the JEM-EUSO program for the study of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR) from space, to be deployed on the International Space Station. The K-EUSO observatory consists of a UV telescope with a wide field of view, which aims at the detection of fluorescence light emitted by extensive air showers (EAS) in the atmosphere. The EAS events will be sampled with a time resolution of 1--2.5 μs to reconstruct the entire shower profile with high precision. The detector consisting of $\sim 10^{5}$ independent pixels will allow a spatial resolution of $\sim$ 700 m on ground. From a 400 km altitude, K-EUSO will achieve a large and full sky exposure to sample the highest energy range of the UHECR spectrum. In this contribution, we present estimates of the performance of the observatory: an estimation of the expected exposure and triggered event rate as a function of energy and the event reconstruction performance, including resolution of arrival directions and energy of UHECRs.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000156096
Veröffentlicht am 02.03.2023
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0409
Zitationen: 5
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000156096
Erschienen in 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021): 12–23 July 2021, Berlin, Germany – Online
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.: 409
Serie Proceedings of Science (PoS) ; 395
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