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The IceTop Enhancement for Improved Air-Shower Measurements

Balagopal, Aswathi; Huber, Thomas; Leszczynska, Agnieszka; Oehler, Marie; Renschler, Max

Abstract (englisch):
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located at the South Pole, detects neutrinos of the highest energy in the Universe. IceTop, the surface array of IceCube measures cosmic rays, and acts as a veto for the in-ice observatory. An enhancement of IceTop using scintillation and radio detectors is foreseen. Two prototype scintillation detector stations have been deployed at the Pole in the austral summer of 2017/2018. The features of the detectors as well as the detailed simulations of the future scintillation array will be shown. Apart from this it is planned to deploy prototype radio antennas operating at 50-350 MHz, which includes the optimal band of 100-190 MHz thereby improving the signal-to-noise ratio. The results of the studies for the radio enhancement will also be shown.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Poster
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000086090
HGF-Programm 51.03.04 (POF III, LK 01)
Veranstaltung Astroparticle Physics in Germany - status and perspectives, Mainz, 17.-19. September, 2018
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