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The Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (TIGER): A Balloon-borne Cosmic-Ray Experiment

Sposato, S. H. and Barbier, L. M. and Binns, W. R. and Christian, E. R. and Cummings, J. R. and deNolfo, G. A. and Hink, P. L. and Israel, M. H. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Mitchell, J. W. and Schindler, S. M. and Streitmatter, R. E. and Waddington, C. J. (1999) The Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (TIGER): A Balloon-borne Cosmic-Ray Experiment. In: Proceedings of the 26th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.5. International Union of Pure and Applied Physics , pp. 29-32. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150217-140314289

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TIGER is a balloon-borne cosmic-ray experiment designed to measure the elemental abundances of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) in the charge range 26<Z<40 with better than 0.25 charge unit( cu) resolution. The experiment consists of a combination of plastic scintillators, plastic and aerogel Cherenkov detectors, and scintillating fiber hodoscopes. TIGER was flown from Fort Sumner, NM aboard a high-altitude balloon on September 24, 1997 at geomagnetic cutoffs between 4.2GV and 3.2GV, and atmospheric depths between 3g/cm^2 and 6g/cm^2. The 23.5-hour balloon flight provided a statistically significant sample of GCR nuclei up through Ni and achieved charge resolution capable of resolving Co from the much more abundant Fe.


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