Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM13] Inner magnetosphere: Recent understanding and new insights

Wed. May 29, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Danny Summers(Memorial University of Newfoundland), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Shinji Saito(Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University)

[PEM13-P30] Validation of High-energy electron detector simulator for the HEP instruments onboard Arase

*Takefumi Mitani1, PARK INCHUN2, Tomoaki Hori2, Taku Namekawa1,3, Kazushi Asamura1, Takeshi Takashima1, Satoshi Kasahara3, Satoshi Kurita2, Mariko Teramoto2, Nana Higashio1, Yoshizumi Miyoshi2, Iku Shinohara1 (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 2.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya Univ., 3.The university of Tokyo)

Keywords:high-energy electron, Arase, Geant4

The high-energy electron experiments (HEP) onboard the Arase satellite detects 70 keV-2 MeV electrons and generates a three-dimensional velocity distribution for these electrons in every period of the satellite's rotation. Electrons are detected by two instruments, namely, HEP-L and HEP-H, which differ in their geometric factor (G-factor) and range of energies they detect. HEP-L detects 70 keV–1 MeV electrons and its G-factor is 9.3 ×10−4 cm2 sr at maximum, while HEP-H observes 0.7 MeV–2 MeV electrons and its G-factor is 9.3 ×10-3 cm2 sr at maximum. The instruments utilize silicon strip detectors and application-specific integrated circuits to readout the incident charge signal from each strip.

In order to deduce the distribution of incident electrons from the direction and energy detections in orbit, we have developed a detector simulator using the Geant4 toolkit. Especially contamination due to high energy particles must be considered quantitatively. We have also been working on electron beam experiments using HEP detector modules which are almost the same as the flight model in order to compare detailed simulations and experimental data.

We will present a comparison between results from the electron beam experiments and those from the detector simulator. And we will discuss its influence on the interpretation of the observational data obtained in orbit.