A drone-borne installation to study the cosmic rays composition in the PeV-EeV range with the reflected Cherenkov light method


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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 21. July 2021 - 12:00
ZOOM-Meeting URL: https://desy.zoom.us/j/92210078166
ZOOM-Meeting ID: 92210078166
ZOOM-Meeting Passcode: ICRC2021
Corresponding Session: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/channel/13-New-Instrumentation-and-Tools-for-EAS-Detection-CRI/92
Live-Stream URL: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/livestream/Discussion-03/4

'Here we present the current technical design of the SPHERE project’s new detector. The SPHERE project is aimed at primary cosmic ray studies in the 1-1000 PeV energy range using reflected Cherenkov light. The concept of a drone-mounted detector with a photosensitive camera based on silicon photomultipliers is discussed. The combination of the reflected CL registration method with specific data analysis approaches is a unique feature of this project. The developed earlier event-by-event data analysis approach allows to carry out primary particle mass reconstruction and PCR mass composition studies with high accuracy. This is achieved through careful analysis of each EAS CL lateral distribution function without building any kind of intermediate distributions of any “typical” characteristics.'

Authors: Igor Vaiman | Dmitry Chernov | Dmitry Podgrudkov | Elena Bonvech | Vladimir Galkin | Tatiana Roganova | Vladimir Ivanov | Vasilisa Latypova | Miroslav Finger | Michael Finger
Indico-ID: 373
Proceeding URL: https://pos.sissa.it/395/202

Presenter: Igor Vaiman

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