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A surface radio array for the enhancement of IceTop and its science prospects

Balagopal V., Aswathi; Haungs, Andreas; Huege, Tim; Schröder, Frank; Kleifges, Matthias; Schieler, Harald; Huber, Thomas; Renschler, Max

Abstract (englisch):
Radio detection of air showers in the current era has progressed immensely to effectively extract the information
of air showers and their properties. It is mainly applied to the detection of cosmic rays and neutrinos. Primary cosmic rays with energies of hundreds of PeV have been successfully measured with the method of radio detection. Current radio experiments measuring such air showers mostly operate in the frequency range of 30-80 MHz. An optimization of the frequency band of operation can be done for maximizing the signal-tonoise ratio that can be achieved by an array of radio antennas at the South Pole, operated along with IceTop. Such an array can improve the reconstruction of air showers performed with IceTop. The prospects of using such an optimized radio array for measuring gamma-rays of PeV energies from the Galactic Center will be presented in this talk. The current tests of a prototype antenna for this purpose will also be discussed.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 06.2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000081797
HGF-Programm 51.03.04 (POF III, LK 01)
Kosmische Strahlung Technologien
Veranstaltung 8th Workshop on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities (ARENA 2018), Catania, Italien, 12.06.2018 – 15.06.2018
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