Search for extreme energy cosmic ray candidates in the TUS orbital experiment data [IMA]

TUS (Track Ultraviolet Setup) is the first space experiment aimed to check the possibility of registering extreme energy cosmic rays (EECRs) at E>50 EeV by measuring the fluorescence signal of extensive air showers in the atmosphere. The detector operates as a part of the scientific payload of the Lomonosov satellite for more than a year. We describe an algorithm of searching for EECR events in the TUS data and briefly discuss a number of candidates selected by formal criteria.

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S. Biktemerova, A. Botvinko, N. Chirskaya, et. al.
Mon, 19 Jun 17

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