Towards real-time cosmic-ray identification with the LOw Frequency ARay

Stijn Buitink, Tobias Winchen, Jörg Hörandel, Pragati Mitra, Katharine Mulrey, Jörg Paul Rachen

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The radio signals emitted by Extensive Air Showers have been successfully used for the last decade by LOFAR to reconstruct the properties of the primary cosmic rays. Since an effective real-time recognition system for the very short radio pulses is lacking, cosmic-ray acquisition is currently triggered by an external array of particle detector, called LORA, limiting the LOFAR collecting area to the area covered by LORA. A new algorithm for the real-time cosmic-ray detection has been developed for the LOFAR Low Band Antenna, which are sensitive between 10 and 90 MHz, and is here presented together with the latest results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04005
Number of pages3
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2019
EventThe 8th international workshop on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities - LNS-INFN, Catania, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 201815 Jun 2018


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