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Payload 12 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2012 - 12

Louisiana State University
Payload Title:

Directional Cherenkov Detector

Student Leader:
  • Sean McNeil
  • LSU Physics and Astronomy
  • Louisiana State University
  • Department of Physics
  • 326 Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
  • Baton Rouge,La 70803
  • Email:smcnei2@tigers.lsu.edu
  • Cell:(209)202-8522
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Gregory T. Guzik
  • LSU Physics and Astronomy
  • Louisiana State University
  • Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • 359-C Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
  • Baton Rouge, La 70803
  • Email:guzik@phunds.phys.lsu.edu
  • Cell:(225)578-8597
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
7.9 kg
0.3 A
Serial Commands:
Not Specified
Discrete Commands:
Not Specified
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/22/2012
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/03/2012
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/30/2012
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/14/2012
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 Integration Plan:

Science Report: