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Ultimate precision in cosmic-ray radio detection — the SKA

Huege, Tim; Bray, Justin D.; Buitink, Stijn; Butler, David; Dallier, Richard; Ekers, Ron D.; Enßlin, Torsten; Falcke, Heino; Haungs, Andreas; James, Clancy W.; Martin, Lilian; Mitra, Pragati; Mulrey, Katharine; Nelles, Anna; Revenu, Benoît; Scholten, Olaf; Schröder, Frank G.; Tingay, Steven; Winchen, Tobias; Zilles, Anne

Abstract (englisch):
As of 2023, the low-frequency part of the Square Kilometre Array will go online in Australia. It will constitute the largest and most powerful low-frequency radio-astronomical observatory to date, and will facilitate a rich science programme in astronomy and astrophysics. With modest engineering changes, it will also be able to measure cosmic rays via the radio emission from extensive air showers. The extreme antenna density and the homogeneous coverage provided by more than 60,000 antennas within an area of one km2 will push radio detection of cosmic rays in the energy range around 1017 eV to ultimate precision, with superior capabilities in the reconstruction of arrival direction, energy, and an expected depth-of-shower-maximum resolution of < 10 g/cm2.

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DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201713502003
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-2-7598-9015-6
ISSN: 2100-014X
KITopen-ID: 1000068821
HGF-Programm 51.03.04 (POF III, LK 01)
Kosmische Strahlung Technologien
Erschienen in 7th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities (ARENA), Groningen, The Netherlands, June 7-10, 2016. Ed.: S. Buitink
Verlag EDP Sciences, Les Ulis
Seiten 02003/1-6
Serie EPJ Web of Conferences : Open-Access Proceedings in Physics and Related Sciences ; 135
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