The second generation of the Extreme Universe Space Observatory on a Super Pressure Balloon (EUSO-SPB2) is a balloon instrument for the detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) with energies above 1 EeV and very high energy neutrinos with energies above 10 PeV. EUSOSPB2 consists of two telescopes: a fluorescence telescope pointed downward for the detection of UHECRs and a Cherenkov telescope pointed towards the limb for the detection of tau lepton-induced showers produced by up-going tau neutrinos and background signals below the limb. Clouds inside the field of view of these telescopes reduce EUSO-SPB2’s geometric aperture, in particular that of the fluorescence telescope. For this reason, cloud coverage and cloud-top altitude within the field of view of the fluorescence telescope must be monitored throughout data-taking. The University of Chicago Infrared Camera (UCIRC2) will monitor these clouds using two infrared cameras with response centered at wavelengths 10 and 12 microns. By capturing images at wavelengths spanning the cloud thermal emission peak, UCIRC2 will measure cloud color-temperatures and thus cloud-top altitudes. In this contribution, we provide an overview of UCIRC2, including an update on its construction and a discussion of the techniques used to calibrate the instrument. © Copyright owned by the author(s).

UCIRC2: EUSO-SPB2’s Infrared Cloud Monitor

Anzalone A.;Arnone E.;Barghini D.;Bartocci S.;Bertaina M.;Bisconti F.;Blanc N.;Bozzo E.;Casolino M.;Cassardo C.;Cellino A.;Cotto G.;Cremonini R.;Ferrarese S.;Franchini S.;Galeotti P.;Gardiol D.;Golzio A.;Kajino F.;Miyamoto H.;Neronov A.;Pagliaro A.;Perfetto F.;Piraino S.;Plebaniak Z.;Pollini A.;Scagliola A.;Shinozaki K.;Suzuki M.;Vigorito C.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

The second generation of the Extreme Universe Space Observatory on a Super Pressure Balloon (EUSO-SPB2) is a balloon instrument for the detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) with energies above 1 EeV and very high energy neutrinos with energies above 10 PeV. EUSOSPB2 consists of two telescopes: a fluorescence telescope pointed downward for the detection of UHECRs and a Cherenkov telescope pointed towards the limb for the detection of tau lepton-induced showers produced by up-going tau neutrinos and background signals below the limb. Clouds inside the field of view of these telescopes reduce EUSO-SPB2’s geometric aperture, in particular that of the fluorescence telescope. For this reason, cloud coverage and cloud-top altitude within the field of view of the fluorescence telescope must be monitored throughout data-taking. The University of Chicago Infrared Camera (UCIRC2) will monitor these clouds using two infrared cameras with response centered at wavelengths 10 and 12 microns. By capturing images at wavelengths spanning the cloud thermal emission peak, UCIRC2 will measure cloud color-temperatures and thus cloud-top altitudes. In this contribution, we provide an overview of UCIRC2, including an update on its construction and a discussion of the techniques used to calibrate the instrument. © Copyright owned by the author(s).
2022
37 th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021)
Berlin
July 12th – 23rd, 2021
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Balloons; Cosmic rays; Cosmology; Fluorescence; Particle detectors; Telescopes; Temperature indicating cameras; Cherenkov Telescope; Energy; Field of views; Fluorescence telescopes; Infra-red cameras; Infrared cameras; Second generation; Space observatories; Ultra high-energy cosmic rays; Very high-energy neutrinos; Infrared devices
Diesing R.; Bukowski Alexa; Friedlander Noah; Miller Alex; Meyer Stephan; Olinto Angela V.; Abdellaoui G.; Abe S.; Adams J.H.; Ahriche A.; Allard D.; Alonso G.; Anchordoqui L.; Anzalone A.; Arnone E.; Asano K.; Attallah R.; Attoui H.; Ave Pernas M.; Bacholle S.; Baláz J.; Bakiri M.; Barghini D.; Bartocci S.; Battisti M.; Bayer J.; Beldjilali B.; Belenguer T.; Belkhalfa N.; Bellotti R.; Belov A.; Benmessai K.; Bertaina M.; Bertone P.; Biermann P.L.; Bisconti F.; Blaksley C.; Blanc N.; Blin-Bondil S.; Bobik P.; Bogomilov M.; Bozzo E.; Briz S.; Bruno A.; Caballero K.S.; Cafagna F.; Cambié G.; Campana D.; Capdevielle J.-N.; Capel F.; Caramete A.; Caramete L.; Carlson P.; Caruso R.; Casolino M.; Cassardo C.; Castellina A.; Catalano O.; Cellino A.; Cerny K.; Chikawa M.; Chiritoi G.; Christl M.J.; Colalillo R.; Conti L.; Cotto G.; Crawford H.J.; Cremonini R.; Creusot A.; de Castro Gónzalez A.; de la Taille C.; del Peral L.; Diaz Damian A.; Djakonow A.; Djemil T.; Ebersoldt A.; Ebisuzaki T.; Engel R.; Eliasson L.; Eser J.; Fenu F.; Fernández-González S.; Ferrarese S.; Fillapatos G.; Fornaro C.; Fouka M.; Franceschi A.; Franchini S.; Fuglesang C.; Fujii T.; Fukushima M.; Galeotti P.; García-Ortega E.; Gardiol D.; Garipov G.; Gascón E.; Genci J.; Golzio A.; González Alvarado C.; Gorodetzky P.; Green A.; Guarino F.; Guzmán A.; Hachisu Y.; Haungs A.; Hernández Carretero J.; Hulett L.; Ikeda D.; Inoue N.; Inoue S.; Isgrò F.; Itow Y.; Jammer T.; Jeong S.; Joven E.; Judd E.G.; Jochum J.; Kajino F.; Kajino T.; Kalli S.; Kaneko I.; Karadzhov Y.; Kasztelan M.; Katahira K.; Kawai K.; Kawasaki Y.; Kedadra A.; Khales H.; Khrenov B.A.; Kungel V.; Kim Jeong-Sook; Kim Soon-Wook; Kleifges M.; Klimov P.A.; Kolev D.; Kreykenbohm I.; Krizmanic J.F.; Królik K.; Kurihara Y.; Kusenko A.; Kuznetsov E.; Lahmar H.; Lakhdari F.; Licandro J.; López Campano L.; López Martínez F.; Mackovjak S.; Mahdi M.; Mandat D.; Marcelli L.; Marcos J.L.; Marszał W.; Martín Y.; Martinez O.; Mase K.; Matev R.; Matthews J.N.; Mebarki N.; Medina-Tanco G.; Menshikov A.; Merino A.; Meseguer J.; Meyer S.S.; Mimouni J.; Miyamoto H.; Mizumoto Y.; Monaco A.; Morales de los Ríos J.A.; Mastafa M.; Nagataki S.; Naitamor S.; Napolitano T.; Neronov A.; Nomoto K.; Nonaka T.; Ogawa T.; Ogio S.; Ohmori H.; Osteria G.; Otte A.N.; Pagliaro A.; Painter W.; Panasyuk M.I.; Panico B.; Parizot E.; Park I.H.; Pastircak B.; Paul T.; Pech M.; Pérez-Grande I.; Perfetto F.; Peter T.; Picozza P.; Pindado S.; Piotrowski L.W.; Piraino S.; Plebaniak Z.; Pollini A.; Popescu E.M.; Prevete R.; Prévôt G.; Prieto H.; Przybylak M.; Puehlhofer G.; Putis M.; Reardon P.; Reyes M.; Ricci M.; Rodríguez Frías M.D.; Romero Matamala O.F.; Ronga F.; Rusinov I.; Sabau M.D.; Saccá G.; Sáez Cano G.; Sagawa H.; Sahnoune Z.; Saito A.; Sakaki N.; Salazar H.; Sanchez Balanzar J.C.; Sánchez J.L.; Santangelo A.; Sanz-Andrés A.; Sanz Palomino M.; Saprykin O.; Sarazin F.; Sato M.; Scagliola A.; Schanz T.; Schieler H.; Schovanek P.; Scotti V.; Serra M.; Sharakin S.; Shimizu H.M.; Shinozaki K.; Shirahama T.; Soriano J.F.; Sotgiu A.; Stan I.; Strharský I.; Sugiyama N.; Supanitsky D.; Suzuki M.; Szabelski J.; Tajima N.; Tajima T.; Takahashi Y.; Takeda M.; Takizawa Y.; Talai M.C.; Tameda Y.; Tenzer C.; Thomas S.B.; Tibolla O.; Tkachev L.; Tomida T.; Tone N.; Toscano S.; Traïche M.; Tsenov R.; Tsunesada Y.; Tsuno K.; Turriziani S.; Uchihori Y.; Vaduvescu O.; Valdés-Galicia J.F.; Vallania P.; Valore L.; Vankova L.; Venters T.; Vigorito C.; Villaseñor L.; Vlcek B.; von Ballmoos P.; Vrabel M.; Wada S.; Watanabe J.; Watts J.; Weber M.; Weigand Muñoz R.; Weindl A.; Wiencke L.; Wille M.; Wilms J.; Yamamoto T.; Yang J.; Yano H.; Yashin I.V.; Yonetoku D.; Yoshida S.; Young R.; Zgura I.S.; Zotov M.Yu.; Zuccarello F.; Zuccaro Marchi A.
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