PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 358 - 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2019) - CRI - Cosmic Ray Indirect
Geometry calibration for fluorescence detectors of Telescope Array using a standard light source mounted on UAV
T. Tomida,* K. Sano, Y. Oku, Y. Tameda, T. Inadomi, A. Nakazawa, D. Ikeda On behalf of the Telescope Array collaboration
*corresponding author
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Abstract
We have developed a standard UV-LED light source mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), so-called the Opt-copter,
for the calibration of the Fluorescence Detectors (FDs) of the Telescope Array experiment.
The positioning accuracy of the GPS controlled UAV is ~ 10 cm, which allows accurate calibration of the pointing directions of the FD PMTs.
We tried the analysis of the field of view of the telescope using this system.
The pointing direction was determined to be less than 0.1 degree using our analysis.
We report the hardware details of the device and the status of data analysis.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.358.0441
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