Methods for point source analysis in high energy neutrino telescopes

  title={Methods for point source analysis in high energy neutrino telescopes},
  author={James E. Braun and Jonathan Dumm and Francesco de Palma and Chad Finley and Albrecht Karle and Teresa Montaruli},
  journal={Astroparticle Physics},
Abstract Neutrino telescopes are moving steadily toward the goal of detecting astrophysical neutrinos from the most powerful galactic and extragalactic sources. Here we describe analysis methods to search for high energy point-like neutrino sources using detectors deep in the ice or sea. We simulate an ideal cubic kilometer detector based on real world performance of existing detectors such as AMANDA, IceCube, and ANTARES. An unbinned likelihood ratio method is applied, making use of the point… Expand

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