On-orbit performance of the top and bottom counting detectors for the ISS-CREAM experiment on the international space station

S. C. Kang, Y. Amare, T. Anderson, D. Angelaszek, N. Anthony, K. Cheryian, G. H. Choi, M. Copley, S. Coutu, L. Derome, L. Eraud, L. Hagenau, J. H. Han, H. G. Huh, Y. S. Hwang, H. J. Hyun, S. Im, H. B. Jeon, J. A. Jeon, S. JeongH. J. Kim, K. C. Kim, M. H. Kim, H. Y. Lee, J. Lee, M. H. Lee, J. Liang, J. T. Link, L. Lu, J. P. Lundquist, L. Lutz, A. Menchaca-Rocha, T. Mernik, J. W. Mitchell, S. I. Mognet, S. Morton, M. Nester, S. Nutter, O. Ofoha, H. Park, I. H. Park, J. M. Park, N. Picot-Clemente, R. Quinn, E. S. Seo, J. R. Smith, R. Takeishi, P. Walpole, R. P. Weinmann, J. Wu, Y. S. Yoon

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Abstract

The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) instrument on the International Space Station (ISS) is an experiment to study origin, propagation, acceleration and elemental composition of cosmic rays. The Top Counting Detector (TCD) and Bottom Counting Detector (BCD) are parts of the detector suite of the ISS-CREAM experiment and are designed to separate electrons and protons for studying electron and gamma-ray physics. In addition, the TCD/BCD provide a redundant trigger to that of the calorimeter and a low energy trigger to the ISS-CREAM instrument. After launching, the TCD/BCD trigger was found to be working well. Also, the TCD/BCD have been stable and their hit positions were confirmed to be well matched with other detectors on board. We present the performance and status of the TCD/BCD in flight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2564-2569
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume64
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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