Cosmic ray oriented performance studies for the JEM-EUSO first level trigger

G. Abdellaoui, S. Abe, A. Acheli, J. H. Adams, S. Ahmad, A. Ahriche, J. N. Albert, D. Allard, G. Alonso, L. Anchordoqui, V. Andreev, A. Anzalone, W. Aouimeur, Y. Arai, N. Arsene, K. Asano, R. Attallah, H. Attoui, M. Ave Pernas, S. BacholleM. Bakiri, P. Baragatti, P. Barrillon, S. Bartocci, T. Batsch, J. Bayer, R. Bechini, T. Belenguer, R. Bellotti, A. Belov, K. Belov, B. Benadda, K. Benmessai, A. A. Berlind, M. Bertaina, P. L. Biermann, S. Biktemerova, F. Bisconti, N. Blanc, J. Błȩcki, S. Blin-Bondil, P. Bobik, M. Bogomilov, M. Bonamente, R. Boudaoud, E. Bozzo, M. S. Briggs, A. Bruno, K. S. Caballero, F. Cafagna, D. Campana, J. N. Capdevielle, F. Capel, A. Caramete, L. Caramete, P. Carlson, R. Caruso, M. Casolino, C. Cassardo, A. Castellina, G. Castellini, C. Catalano, O. Catalano, A. Cellino, M. Chikawa, G. Chiritoi, M. J. Christl, V. Connaughton, L. Conti, G. Contino, G. Cordero, G. Cotto, H. J. Crawford, R. Cremonini, S. Csorna, S. Dagoret-Campagne, C. De Donato, C. de la Taille, C. De Santis, L. del Peral, M. Di Martino, T. Djemil, S. A. Djenas, F. Dulucq, M. Dupieux, I. Dutan, A. Ebersoldt, T. Ebisuzaki, R. Engel, J. Eser, K. Fang, F. Fenu, S. Fernández-González, J. Fernández-Soriano, S. Ferrarese, D. Finco, M. Flamini, C. Fornaro, R. Forza, M. Fouka, A. Franceschi, S. Franchini, C. Fuglesang, J. Fujimoto, M. Fukushima, P. Galeotti, E. García-Ortega, G. Garipov, E. Gascón, J. Geary, G. Gelmini, J. Genci, G. Giraudo, M. Gonchar, C. González Alvarado, P. Gorodetzky, N. Guardone, F. Guarino, R. Guehaz, A. Guzmán, Y. Hachisu, M. Haiduc, B. Harlov, A. Haungs, J. Hernández Carretero, W. Hidber, K. Higashide, D. Ikeda, H. Ikeda, N. Inoue, S. Inoue, A. Insolia, F. Isgrò, Y. Itow, T. Jammer, E. Joven, E. G. Judd, A. Jung, J. Jochum, F. Kajino, T. Kajino, S. Kalli, I. Kaneko, D. Kang, F. Kanouni, Y. Karadzhov, J. Karczmarczyk, M. Karus, K. Katahira, K. Kawai, Y. Kawasaki, A. Kedadra, H. Khales, B. A. Khrenov, Jeong Sook Kim, Soon Wook Kim, Sug Whan Kim, M. Kleifges, P. A. Klimov, D. Kolev, I. Kreykenbohm, K. Kudela, Y. Kurihara, A. Kusenko, E. Kuznetsov, M. Lacombe, C. Lachaud, H. Lahmar, F. Lakhdari, O. Larsson, J. Lee, J. Licandro, H. Lim, L. López Campano, M. C. Maccarone, S. Mackovjak, M. Mahdi, M. Manfrin, D. Maravilla, L. Marcelli, J. L. Marcos, A. Marini, K. Martens, Y. Martín, O. Martinez, G. Masciantonio, K. Mase, R. Matev, J. N. Matthews, N. Mebarki, G. Medina-Tanco, L. Mehrad, M. A. Mendoza, A. Merino, T. Mernik, J. Meseguer, S. Messaoud, O. Micu, M. Mignone, J. Mimouni, H. Miyamoto, Y. Miyazaki, Y. Mizumoto, G. Modestino, A. Monaco, D. Monnier-Ragaigne, J. A. Morales de los Ríos, C. Moretto, V. S. Morozenko, B. Mot, T. Murakami, B. Nadji, M. Nagano, M. Nagata, S. Nagataki, T. Nakamura, T. Napolitano, D. Naumov, R. Nava, A. Neronov, K. Nomoto, T. Nonaka, T. Ogawa, S. Ogio, H. Ohmori, A. V. Olinto, P. Orleański, G. Osteria, W. Painter, M. I. Panasyuk, B. Panico, E. Parizot, I. H. Park, H. W. Park, B. Pastircak, T. Patzak, T. Paul, C. Pennypacker, I. Pérez-Grande, F. Perfetto, T. Peter, P. Picozza, T. Pierog, S. Pindado, L. W. Piotrowski, S. Piraino, L. Placidi, Z. Plebaniak, S. Pliego, A. Pollini, E. M. Popescu, P. Prat, G. Prévôt, H. Prieto, M. Putis, J. Rabanal, A. A. Radu, M. Rahmani, P. Reardon, M. Reyes, M. Rezazadeh, M. Ricci, M. D. Rodríguez Frías, F. Ronga, M. Roth, H. Rothkaehl, G. Roudil, I. Rusinov, M. Rybczyński, M. D. Sabau, G. Sáez Cano, H. Sagawa, Z. Sahnoune, A. Saito, N. Sakaki, M. Sakata, H. Salazar, J. C. Sanchez, J. L. Sánchez, A. Santangelo, L. Santiago Crúz, A. Sanz-Andrés, M. Sanz Palomino, O. Saprykin, F. Sarazin, H. Sato, M. Sato, T. Schanz, H. Schieler, V. Scotti, A. Segreto, S. Selmane, D. Semikoz, M. Serra, S. Sharakin, T. Shibata, H. M. Shimizu, K. Shinozaki, T. Shirahama, G. Siemieniec-Oziȩbło, J. Sledd, K. Słomińska, A. Sobey, I. Stan, T. Sugiyama, D. Supanitsky, M. Suzuki, B. Szabelska, J. Szabelski, H. Tahi, F. Tajima, N. Tajima, T. Tajima, Y. Takahashi, H. Takami, M. Takeda, Y. Takizawa, M. C. Talai, C. Tenzer, O. Tibolla, L. Tkachev, H. Tokuno, T. Tomida, N. Tone, S. Toscano, M. Traïche, R. Tsenov, Y. Tsunesada, K. Tsuno, T. Tymieniecka, Y. Uchihori, M. Unger, O. Vaduvescu, J. F. Valdés-Galicia, P. Vallania, G. Vankova, C. Vigorito, L. Villaseñor, B. Vlcek, P. von Ballmoos, M. Vrabel, S. Wada, J. Watanabe, S. Watanabe, J. Watts, M. Weber, R. Weigand Muñoz, A. Weindl, T. J. Weiler, T. Wibig, L. Wiencke, M. Wille, J. Wilms, Z. Włodarczyk, T. Yamamoto, Y. Yamamoto, J. Yang, H. Yano, I. V. Yashin, D. Yonetoku, S. Yoshida, R. Young, I. S. Zgura, M. Yu Zotov, A. Zuccaro Marchi

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Abstract

JEM-EUSO is a space mission designed to investigate Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos (E>5⋅1019eV) from the International Space Station (ISS). Looking down from above its wide angle telescope is able to observe their air showers and collect such data from a very wide area. Highly specific trigger algorithms are needed to drastically reduce the data load in the presence of both atmospheric and human activity related background light, yet retain the rare cosmic ray events recorded in the telescope. We report the performance in offline testing of the first level trigger algorithm on data from JEM-EUSO prototypes and laboratory measurements observing different light sources: data taken during a high altitude balloon flight over Canada, laser pulses observed from the ground traversing the real atmosphere, and model landscapes reproducing realistic aspect ratios and light conditions as would be seen from the ISS itself. The first level trigger logic successfully kept the trigger rate within the permissible bounds when challenged with artificially produced as well as naturally encountered night sky background fluctuations and while retaining events with general air-shower characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-163
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Abdellaoui, G., Abe, S., Acheli, A., Adams, J. H., Ahmad, S., Ahriche, A., Albert, J. N., Allard, D., Alonso, G., Anchordoqui, L., Andreev, V., Anzalone, A., Aouimeur, W., Arai, Y., Arsene, N., Asano, K., Attallah, R., Attoui, H., Ave Pernas, M., ... Zuccaro Marchi, A. (2017). Cosmic ray oriented performance studies for the JEM-EUSO first level trigger. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 866, 150-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2017.05.043