JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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

[P-EM19] Dynamics of the Inner Magnetospheric System

convener:Kunihiro Keika(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo ), Aleksandr Y Ukhorskiy(Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Lynn M Kistler(University of New Hampshire Main Campus)

[PEM19-P14] Evaluation of response characteristics of the XEP onboard the Arase spacecraft

*Kohei Ueda1, Takefumi Mitani2, Nana Higashio3, Shoichiro Yokota1, Takeshi Takashima2, Yoshizumi Miyoshi4, Iku Shinohara2, Kentaro Terada1 (1.Osaka University, 2.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 3. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 4.Nagoya University/Institute for Space-Earth Environment Research)

Keywords:Asase, XEP, Geant4

The extremely high-energy experiment (XEP) onboard the Arase spacecraft was designed to measure 0.4-20MeV electrons. Electrons are detected by five solid-state silicon detectors (SSDs) and a single-crystal inorganic scintillator of cerium-doped gadolinium orthosilicate (GSO). The SSDs detect 0.4-5.4MeV electrons and the GSO detects 6-20MeV electrons. While the XEP plays an important role in observing the main components of the radiation belt, its energy response has not been fully examined. In this study, we reproduced XEP geometry which is almost the same as the flight model and conducted an irradiation test using the Geant4 toolkit to examine its energy response in detail. The simulation results show how high energy electrons affect low energy bins. We have found that when high-energy electrons (about 5 MeV or more) are incident, the SSD detection area detects most of them as about 1.8-2.8 MeV. We have also performed a more accurate calibration of the observed data using the response function matrix obtained from the simulation. We will present pre- and post- calibration comparisons of observed data.