Oct 8 – 12, 2018
Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Search for Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays with the TUS telescope and comparison with ESAF

Oct 10, 2018, 3:53 PM
Main Hall (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie)

Main Hall

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie

Chimie Paris Tech


Mario Bertaina (Univ. of Torino, Italy)


The Track Ultraviolet Setup (TUS) detector was launched on April 28, 2016 as a part of the scientific payload of the Lomonosov satellite. TUS is a path-finder mission for future space-based observation of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays (EECRs, E > 5x10^19 eV) with experiments such as K-EUSO. TUS data offer the opportunity to develop strategies in the analysis and reconstruction of the events which will be essential for future space-based missions.
During its operation TUS has detected about 80 thousand events which have been subject to an offline analysis to select among them those that satisfy basic temporal and spatial criteria of EECRs. A few events passed this first screening. In order to perform a deeper analysis of such candidates, a dedicated version of ESAF (EUSO Simulation and Analysis Framework) code as well as a detailed modeling of TUS optics and detector have been developed.
This contribution will report on the results of such an analysis.

Primary authors

Mario Bertaina (Univ. of Torino, Italy) Francesco Fenu (University of Torino, Italy) Pavel Klimov (Moscow State University, Russia) Anthony Salsi (University of Torino Italy and University of Nice, France) Kenji Shinozaki (University of Torino, Italy) Mikhail Zotov (University of Moscow, Russia) Collaboration TUS Collaboration JEM-EUSO

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