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Payload 06 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2011 - 06
Institution:

Louisiana State University
Payload Title:

Directional Cherenkov Detector

Student Leader:
  • Sean McNeil
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Louisiana State University
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • 326 Nicholson Hall
  • Baton Rouge,LA 70803
  • Email:Smcnei2@tigers.lsu.edu
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Gregory T. Guzik
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Louisiana State University
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • 359-C Nicholson Hall
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803
  • Email:guzik@phunds.phys.lsu.edu
  • Office:225-578-2250
Payload class:
SMALL
Payload ID Number:
06
Mass:
2831g
Current:
415 mA
Serial Commands:
required
Discrete Commands:
not detailed
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/01/2011
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/05/2011
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/31/2011
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/16/2011
Delivered:
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to create a prototype cosmic ray charge detector for the use in the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) project. The proposed detector system design utilizes Cherenkov radiation emissions to measure the charge, up to 6 charge units, of primary cosmic ray particles. Essentially, the primary goal for the directional Cherenkov detector project is to effectively identify incoming cosmic ray particles as hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, or heavier cosmic ray nuclei.
Payload Application:
LSU_Cherenkov_HASP_2011.pdf

Payload Integration Plan:
PSIP(LSUCherenkov).pdf

Science Report: