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Type: Conference paper
Title: First results from a prototype of the fluorescence detector array of single-pixel telescopes
Author: Fujii, T.
Malacari, M.
Bertaina, M.
Casolino, M.
Dawson, B.
Horvath, P.
Hrabovsky, M.
Jiang, J.
Mandat, D.
Matalon, A.
Matthews, J.
Motloch, P.
Palatka, M.
Pech, M.
Privitera, P.
Schovanek, P.
Takizawa, Y.
Thomas, S.
Travnicek, P.
Yamazaki, K.
Citation: Astroparticle Physics, 2015, vol.30-July-2015, pp.1-8
Publisher: PoS
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0927-6505
1824-8039
Conference Name: 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference (30 Jul 2015 : The Hague)
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M. Malacari, J. Farmer, T. Fujii, J. Albury, J.A. Bellido, L. Chytka, P. Hamal, P. Horvath, M. Hrabovský, D. Mandat, J.N. Matthews, L. Nozka, M. Palatka, M. Pech, P. Privitera, P. Schovánek, R. Šmída, S.B. Thomas, P. Travnicek
Abstract: We present a concept for large-area, low-cost detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHE- CRs) with a Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes (FAST), addressing the re- quirements for the next generation of UHECR experiments. In the FAST design, a large field of view is covered by a few pixels at the focal plane of a mirror or Fresnel lens. We report first results of a FAST prototype installed at the Telescope Array site, consisting of a single 200 mm photomultiplier tube at the focal plane of a 1 m2 Fresnel lens system taken from the prototype of the JEM-EUSO experiment. The FAST prototype took data for 19 nights, demonstrating remark- able operational stability. We detected laser shots at distances of several kilometres as well as 16 highly significant UHECR shower candidates.
Keywords: Ultra-high energy cosmic rays; air fluorescence detector; atmosphere; calorimetry
Rights: © 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V.
DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2020.102430
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101622
Published version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2020.102430
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