Jul 12 – 23, 2021
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Development of hybrid reconstruction techniques for TAIGA

Jul 13, 2021, 12:00 PM
1h 30m


Talk GAI | Gamma Ray Indirect Discussion


Michael Blank (UNI/EXP (Uni Hamburg, Institut fur Experimentalphysik))


The TAIGA-experiment aims to implement a hybrid detection technique of Extensive Air Showers (EAS) at TeV to PeV energies, combining the wide angle Cherenkov timing array HiSCORE with Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs). The detector currently consists of 89 HiSCORE stations and two IACTs, distributed over an area of about 1 km².
Our goal is to introduce a new reconstruction technique, combining the good angular and shower core resolution of HiSCORE with the gamma-hadron separation power of the imaging telescopes. With the second IACT in operation, three different event types can be explored: IACT stereo, full hybrid (IACT stereo + stations) and mono hybrid (IACT mono + HiSCORE), the latter being the operational goal of TAIGA.
The status of the development of the full hybrid reconstruction and its verification using real data and simulation are presented.


Gamma rays; EAS; hybrid; timing array; IACT;

Collaboration TAIGA
Subcategory Experimental Methods & Instrumentation

Primary authors

Michael Blank (UNI/EXP (Uni Hamburg, Institut fur Experimentalphysik)) Martin Tluczykont (UNI/EXP (Uni Hamburg, Institut fur Experimentalphysik)) Dr Alaa Kuotb Awad (UNI/EXP (Uni Hamburg, Institut fur Experimentalphysik)) Dieter Horns (UNI/EXP (Uni Hamburg, Institut fur Experimentalphysik)) Andrea Porelli (DESY) For the TAIGA Collaboration

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