12-20 July 2017
BEXCO
Asia/Seoul timezone
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Contribution

BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)

[CRI100] Simulations of mini-EUSO observations of UV phenomena in the atmosphere

Speakers

  • Gregorio SUINO

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Description

The Mini-EUSO instrument is a UV telescope to be placed onboard the International Space Station, serving as a pathfinder for the study of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays from space by the JEM-EUSO collaboration. Mini-EUSO will map the earth in the UV range (300 - 400 nm) with a spatial resolution of 5km and a temporal resolution of 2.5 mus. Besides Cosmic Rays, Mini-EUSO offers the opportunity to study a variety of physical phenomena such as transient luminous events and meteors, as well as searching for strange quark matter. Furthermore, Mini-EUSO will be used to detect space debris. A review on the performance of Mini-EUSO in detecting different type of physical phenomena simulated with the Euso Simulation and Analysis Framework (ESAF) package will be presented.