Comparison of the Measurement and Simulation with KM2A Prototype Array
Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophyics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China
2 School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China
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Published online: 10 May 2019
The Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) is a new hybrid array for very high energy gamma ray astronomy and cosmic ray physics. The KM2A array, one of the main parts of LHAASO, covers an area of 1.3 km2 to observe gamma rays above 10 TeV up to 1 PeV for many sources. A prototype with 1% the size of the whole KM2A has been in stable operation for more than two years. A Monte Carlo simulation program named G4KM2A was developed; based on this work, the trigger rate, hit multiplicity, angular and core reconstruction are compared with KM2A prototype data. Finally, the moon shadow with -6.5 significance was obtained. The G4KM2A simulation results are consistent with KM2A prototype data and can be used for the whole KM2A array in future.
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