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Studies of systematic uncertainty effects on IceCube’s real-time angular uncertainty

Lagunas Gualda, C. ; Ashida, Y. ; Sharma, A. ; Thomas, H. ; Abbasi, R.; Ackermann, M.; Adams, J.; Aguilar, J. A.; Ahlers, M.; Ahrens, M.; Alispach, C.; Alves, Jr, A.A.; Amin, N. M.; An, R.; Andeen, K.; Anderson, T.; Anton, G.; Argüelles, C.; Ashida, Y.; ... mehr


Sources of astrophysical neutrinos can potentially be discovered through the detection of neutrinos in coincidence with electromagnetic or gravitational waves. Real-time alerts generated by IceCube play an important role in this search, acting as triggers for follow-up observations with instruments sensitive to other wavelengths. Once a high-energy event is detected by the IceCube real-time program, a complex and time consuming direction reconstruction method is run in order to calculate an accurate localisation. To investigate the effect of systematic uncertainties on the uncertainty estimate of the location, we simulate a set of high-energy events with a wide range of directions for different ice model realisations, the dominant systematic error in our localization uncertainty. This makes use of a novel simulation tool, which allows the treatment of systematic uncertainties with multiple continuously varied nuisance parameters. These events will be reconstructed using various reconstruction methods. This study will enable us to include systematic uncertainties in a robust manner in the real-time direction and error estimates.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik (ETP)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsdatum 19.07.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000156486
Verlag arxiv
Nachgewiesen in arXiv
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