Simulation of the CRIPT Detector
excelITR Ottawa, ON Canada
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The Cosmic Ray Inspection and Passive Tomography CRIPT collaboration has constructed a large-scale detector prototype for investigating the use of cosmic ray muon scattering tomography for Special Nuclear Material SNM identification. In order to fully understand the impact of various physics processes, as well as to determine the effect of systematic uncertainties such as detector locations, a Monte Carlo simulation must be available that can reproduce the observed data. Here we present a Monte Carlo simulation that can reproduce characteristic measurements of the detectors, such as the charge deposited in each scintillator bar, as well as the number of bars hit per triggered event. The MC results can also be used to create 2D images of cargo, and achieve excellent agreement when compared to data.