Simulations for CALET energy calibration confirmed Using CERN-SPS beam tests

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Abstract

The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is a detector for the precise measurement of cosmic ray electrons, gamma-rays, and nuclei on the International Space Station. CALET has an imaging and a thick calorimeter, which provide excellent energy resolution and particle identification. For the on-orbit calibration, it is uses the minimum ionizing particles of cosmic rays such as protons and Helium nuclei. We have carried out Monte Carlo simulations to develop an algorithm of penetrating event selection by event reconstruction and to estimate the on-orbit event rate for the calibration. We have also carried out the beam tests at the CERN-SPS to assess the detector performance and the validity of our Monte Carlo simulation and calibration methods. In this paper, we present the calibration methods and expected detector performance with beam test results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number613
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume30-July-2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2015 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 2015 Jul 302015 Aug 6

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