Towards real-time identification of cosmic rays with LOw-Frequency ARray radio antennas

Stijn Buitink, A. Bonardi, A. Corstanje, J. E. Enriquez, H. Falcke, J. R. Hörandel, Pragati Mitra, Katharine Mulrey, A. Nelles, J. P. Rachen, L. Rossetto, P. Schellart, O. Scholten, S. Thoudam, Gia Thi Ngoc Trinh, S. ter Veen, Tobias Winchen

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Abstract

Cosmic rays entering the Earth’s atmosphere produce Extensive Air Showers, which emit a radio signal through Geo-magnetic radiation and Askaryan emission. At the present time, one of the biggest challenges for assessing the Radio detection as a valuable technique for Cosmic-ray observation is to identify in real-time the very short (less than 100 ns) radio signals over the background noise. In this work, we present the latest updates on the real-time identification of radio signals from Extensive Air Showers by using the data from LOFAR Low Band Antenna stations, which are sensitive in the 30-80 MHz region.
Original languageEnglish
Article number01011
Number of pages4
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume135
Issue number2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2017

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