Low energy triggering with HAWC

John Robert Pretz

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The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) experiment is under construction at Sierra Negra, Mexico and will have unprecedented sensitivity to gamma ray sources between 50 GeV and 100 TeV across the entire sky. The low energy sensitivity is limited by the triggering condition for the instrument which nominally requires about 70 PMTs to observe light in 2 microseconds. I will discuss a potential design to the data acquisition which will allow readout of much smaller events enhancing the low energy response of the detector and increasing the experiment's capability to observe sources below 50 GeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
PublisherInstitute of High Energy Physics
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011
Event32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 11 2011Aug 18 2011


Other32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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