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The energy and mass composition of cosmic rays influence how the energy density of the radio emission of air showers is distributed on the ground. A precise description of the radio profiles can, therefore, be used to reconstruct the properties of the primary cosmic rays. Here, such a description is presented, using a separate treatment of the two radio-emission mechanisms, the geomagnetic effect and the charge excess effect. The model is parametrized as a function that depends only on the shower parameters, allowing for a precise reconstruction of the properties of the primary cosmic rays. This model is applied to cosmic-ray events measured with LOFAR and it is capable of reconstructing the properties of air showers correctly.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Sep 2019|
|Event||The 8th international workshop on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities - LNS-INFN, Catania, Italy|
Duration: 12 Jun 2018 → 15 Jun 2018