Münster 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
HK 26.1: Gruppenbericht
Dienstag, 28. März 2017, 14:00–14:30, F 102
MAPT—A New Detector System for Astrophysics and Radiation Monitoring — •Martin J. Losekamm, Thomas Pöschl, Daniel Greenwald, and Stephan Paul — Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany
We develop the Multi-purpose Active-target Particle Telescope (MAPT), a new detector system suitable for astrophysical studies and radiation monitoring aboard spacecraft. We use state-of-the-art silicon photomultipliers and plastic scintillators to create a very compact and efficient layout that allows to track charged particles omnidirectionally and determine particle energies between 25 MeV per nucleon and 1000 MeV per nucleon. MAPT is thus perfectly suited to characterize non-directional flux environments.
In this contribution, we give an overview of the detector concept, the data acquisition system, and the infrastructure needed to support the detector. We briefly describe the analysis framework and outline potential use cases.
This research was supported by the DFG cluster of excellence "Origin and Structure of the Universe" (www.universe-cluster.de).