EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 136, 2017RICAP16, 6th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||23 March 2017|
The FAST Project - A Next Generation UHECR Observatory
1 Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
2 Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
3 Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, S.A., Australia
4 Palacky University, RCPTM, Olomouc, Czech Republic
5 Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
6 High Energy Astrophysics Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Published online: 29 March 2017
We present a concept for large-area, low-cost detection of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) with a Fluorescence detector Array of Single-pixel Telescopes (FAST)b, addressing the requirements for the next generation of UHECR experiments. In the FAST design, a large field of view is covered by a few pixels at the focal plane of a mirror or Fresnel lens. We report on the first results of a FAST prototype installed at the Telescope Array (TA) site, consisting of a single 200 mm photomultiplier tube (PMT) at the focal plane of a 1 m2 Fresnel lens system taken from the prototype of the JEM-EUSO experiment. We also report on the status of the full-scale FAST prototype soon to be installed at the TA site, comprising a segmented spherical mirror of 1.6 m diameter and a 2 × 2 PMT camera.
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