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Cosmic Ray Detection at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory – a pathfinder for SKA-Low

Williamson, Alexander; James, Clancy; Tingay, Steven; Bray, Justin; Huege, Tim


We present the status of cosmic-ray detection activities at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. Using 128 antennas of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope in its extended configuration, we detect the radio emission from extensive air showers in the 122--154 MHz range at a rate of slightly less than once per hour, each with an approximate energy of 10$^{17}$ eV. We have developed a bespoke filter inversion to obtain high-time-resolution data from this general-purpose astronomy instrument, and directly capture the radio signal. Our future plans include the implementation of a particle-triggered mode, and expanded operations with the low-frequency component of the Square Kilometre Array, which will have ~100,000 antennas deployed on the same site.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138511
Veröffentlicht am 07.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 08.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000138511
HGF-Programm 51.13.04 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Technologien
Erschienen in 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021): July 12th – 23rd, 2021, Online – Berlin, Germany
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 325
Serie Proceedings of Science ; 369
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