Timing charge and position analysis from the first CREAM flight

J. T. Childers, H. S. Ahn, P. S. Allison, M. G. Bagliesi, J. J. Beatty, G. Bigongiari, P. J. Boyle, T. J. Brandt, N. B. Conklin, S. Coutu, M. A. Duvernois, O. Ganel, J. H. Han, J. A. Jeon, K. C. Kim, M. H. Lee, J. K. Lee, L. Lutz, P. Maestro, A. MalininP. S. Marrocchesi, S. Minnick, S. I. Mognet, S. Nam, S. Nutter, I. H. Park, N. H. Park, E. S. Seo, R. Sina, S. Swordy, S. Wakely, J. Wu, J. Yang, Y. S. Yoon, R. Zei, S. Y. Zinn

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Abstract

The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM) experiment is a program of cosmic ray studies flown on NASA Long Duration Balloons (LDB) launched from McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The analysis presented here uses data from the first CREAM flight which lasted a record breaking 42 days in the 2004/2005 season. The timing analysis of the Timing Charge Detector (TCD) will be discussed in this paper. This includes charge reconstruction from the rise-time of the scintillation signal in the presence of albedo due to the TCD's proximity to a target. Position extraction utilizing the fast timing electronics of the TCD is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages373-376
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: Jul 3 2007Jul 11 2007

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Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period7/3/077/11/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Childers, J. T., Ahn, H. S., Allison, P. S., Bagliesi, M. G., Beatty, J. J., Bigongiari, G., Boyle, P. J., Brandt, T. J., Conklin, N. B., Coutu, S., Duvernois, M. A., Ganel, O., Han, J. H., Jeon, J. A., Kim, K. C., Lee, M. H., Lee, J. K., Lutz, L., Maestro, P., ... Zinn, S. Y. (2007). Timing charge and position analysis from the first CREAM flight. 373-376. Paper presented at 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.