All-sky survey high resolution air-shower detector (Ashra)

Yoichi Asaoka*


研究成果: Conference article査読


We propose a new air fluorescence and Cerenkov detector Ashra. The Ashra phase-1 detector consists of 1+1/3 observational stations installed at the distance of 30-40 km in a mountain site. It ensures the large target mass for neutrinos and low-energy threshold for TeV gamma rays. The observational station is composed of 12 wide-angle high-precision telescope, which can cover completely all-sky view. Each telescope has a field-of-view of 50 deg. × 50 deg. and spot size resolution of 1 arcmin. To realize the Ashra telescope concept, we newly apply the following techniques matured in the other fields: i) Baker-Nunn optics optimized to keep better than 1 arcmin resolution in 50 deg. field of view, ii) electrostatic lens image intensifier tube with the resolution matched with that of the above optics, iii) photoelectric image pipeline with self triggering capability using light splitting after sufficient amplification, and iv) CMOS image sensor which read triggered images out of the above IIT. These novel techniques allow us an excellent opportunity for simultaneous observation of air fluorescence and Cerenkov lights with 1 arcmin resolution in entirely all sky. This will open a new field, "Observational Particle Astrophysics" by continuously observing TeV gamma-rays, VHE-neutrinos, Knee-CRs, and UHECRs.

ジャーナルIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
出版ステータスPublished - 2003 12月 1
イベント2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference - Portland, OR, United States
継続期間: 2003 10月 192003 10月 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 放射線
  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 放射線学、核医学およびイメージング


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