Shower Reconstruction Techniques for STACEE

Abstract

The Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE) is an atmospheric Cherenkov detector that detects astrophysical gamma rays using the shower-front-sampling technique. STACEE is a fully operational detector utilizing 1 GS/s Flash ADCs on all channels, providing important pulse height and timing information for discriminating between γ-ray and hadron events. We discuss shower-front reconstruction methodologies and gamma/hadron separation techniques that utilize the nanosecond timing and pulse height information provided by STACEE’s Flash ADCs.

Publication
In Proceedings, 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference
John Kildea
John Kildea
Assistant Professor of Medical Physics