Mini-EUSO experiment to study UV emission of terrestrial and astrophysical origin onboard of the International Space Station - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Conference Papers Year : 2020

Mini-EUSO experiment to study UV emission of terrestrial and astrophysical origin onboard of the International Space Station

Marco Casolino
  • Function : Author
M. Battisti
A. Belov
  • Function : Author
M. Bertaina
  • Function : Author
F. Bisconti
  • Function : Author
F. Cafagna
  • Function : Author
G. Cambiè
  • Function : Author
F. Capel
  • Function : Author
I. Churilo
  • Function : Author
G. Cotto
  • Function : Author
A. Djakonow
  • Function : Author
T. Ebisuzaki
  • Function : Author
F. Fausti
  • Function : Author
F. Fenu
  • Function : Author
C. Fornaro
  • Function : Author
A. Franceschi
  • Function : Author
C. Fuglesang
  • Function : Author
A. Haungs
  • Function : Author
F. Kajino
  • Function : Author
P. Klimov
  • Function : Author
L. Marcelli
  • Function : Author
W. Marszał
  • Function : Author
M. Mignone
  • Function : Author
H. Miyamoto
  • Function : Author
A. Murashov
  • Function : Author
T. Napolitano
  • Function : Author
G. Osteria
  • Function : Author
M. Panasyuk
  • Function : Author
A. Poroshin
  • Function : Author
P. Picozza
  • Function : Author
L.W. Piotrowski
  • Function : Author
Z. Plebaniak
  • Function : Author
M. Przybylak
  • Function : Author
E. Reali
  • Function : Author
M. Ricci
  • Function : Author
N. Sakaki
  • Function : Author
K. Shinozaki
  • Function : Author
J. Szabelski
  • Function : Author
Y. Takizawa
  • Function : Author
M. Traïche
  • Function : Author
S. Turriziani
  • Function : Author

Abstract

Mini-EUSO will observe the Earth in the UV range (300 - 400 nm) offering the opportunity to study a variety of atmospheric events such as Transient LuminousEvents (TLEs), meteors and marine bioluminescence. Furthermore it aims to search for Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) above $10^{21}$ eV and Strange Quark Matter (SQM).The detector is expected to be launched to the International Space Station in August 2019 and look at the Earth in nadir mode from the UV-transparent window of the Zvezda module of the International Space Station. The instrument comprises a compact telescope with a large field of view ($44^{\circ}$), based on an optical system employing two Fresnel lenses for lightcollection. The light is focused onto an array of 36 multi-anode photomultiplier tubes (MAPMT), for a total of 2304 pixels and the resulting signal is converted into digital, processed and stored viathe electronics subsystems on-board. In addition to the main detector, Mini-EUSO contains two ancillary cameras for complementary measurements in the near infrared (1500 - 1600 nm) and visible (400 - 780 nm) range and also a $8 \times 8$ SiPM imaging array.

Dates and versions

hal-02394736 , version 1 (04-12-2019)

Identifiers

Cite

Marco Casolino, M. Battisti, A. Belov, M. Bertaina, F. Bisconti, et al.. Mini-EUSO experiment to study UV emission of terrestrial and astrophysical origin onboard of the International Space Station. 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Jul 2019, Madison, United States. pp.212, ⟨10.22323/1.358.0212⟩. ⟨hal-02394736⟩
41 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More