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Seven years of Tunka-Rex operation

Tunka-REX Collaboration; Kostunin, D.; Bezyazeekov, P.; Budnev, N.; Fedorov, O.; Gress, O.; Grishin, O.; Haungs, A. ORCID iD icon 1; Huege, T. 1; Kazarina, Y.; Kleifges, M. 1; Korosteleva, E.; Kuzmichev, L.; Lenok, V. 1; Lubsandorzhiev, N.; Malakhov, S.; Marshalkina, T.; Monkhoev, R.; Osipova, E.; ... mehr


The Tunka Radio Extension (Tunka-Rex) is a digital antenna array located in the Tunka Valley in Siberia, which measures the radio emission of cosmic-ray air-showers with energies up to EeV. Tunka-Rex is externally triggered by the Tunka-133 air-Cherenkov timing array (during nights) and by the Tunka-Grande array of particle detectors (remaining time). These three arrays comprise the cosmic-ray extension of the Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic rays and Gamma Astronomy (TAIGA). The configuration and analysis pipeline of Tunka-Rex have significantly changed over its runtime. Density of the antennas was tripled and the pipeline has become more developed forming now sophisticated piece of reconstruction software. During its lifecycle Tunka-Rex has demonstrated that a cost-effective and full duty-cycle radio detector can reconstruct the energy and shower maximum with a precision comparable to optical detectors. Moreover, it was shown that cosmic-ray instruments, that use different detection techniques and are placed in different locations, can be cross-calibrated via their radio extensions. These results show the prospects of application of the radio technique for future large-scale experiments for cosmic-ray and neutrino detection. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000099308
Veröffentlicht am 28.10.2019
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000099308
HGF-Programm 51.03.04 (POF III, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Technologien
Erschienen in 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2019), Madison, WI, July 24 - August 01, 2019
Veranstaltung 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2019), Madison, WI, USA, 24.07.2019 – 01.08.2019
Seiten Code 159993
Serie Proceedings of Science ; 358
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