We present a novel catalog-independent method, based on a scale dependent approach, to detect anisotropy signatures in the arrival direction distribution of the ultra highest energy cosmic rays (UHECR). The method provides a good discrimination power for both large and small data sets, even in presence of strong contaminating isotropic background. We present some applications to simulated data sets of events corresponding to plausible scenarios for charged particles detected in the last decades by world-wide surface detector-based observatories.
2 Mar 2011
Volume: 2011 Issue: 03 Pages: 008
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics