Simulation and Optimisation for the Radar Echo Telescope for Cosmic Rays

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The SLAC T-576 beam test experiment showed the feasibility of the radar detection technique to probe high-energy particle cascades in dense media. Corresponding particle-level simulations indicate that the radar method has very promising sensitivity to probe the >PeV cosmic neutrino flux. As such, it is crucial to demonstrate the in-situ feasibility of the radar echo method, which is the main goal of the current RET-CR experiment. Although the final goal of the Radar Echo Telescope is to detect cosmic neutrinos, we seek a proof of principle using cosmic-ray air showers penetrating the (high-altitude) Antarctic ice sheet. When an UHECR particle cascade propagates into a high-elevation ice sheet, it produces a dense in-ice cascade of charged particles which can reflect incoming radio waves. Using a surface cosmic-ray detector, the energy and direction of the UHECR can be reconstructed, and as such this constitutes a nearly ideal in-situ test beam to provide the proof of principle for the radar echo technique. RET-CR will consist of a transmitter array, receiver antennas and a surface scintillator plate array. Here we present the simulation efforts for RET-CR performed to optimise the surface array layout and triggering system, which affords an estimate of the expected event rate.
Originele taal-2English
TitelProceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference - PoS(ICRC2021)
UitgeverijSissa Medialab srl Partita IVA
Aantal pagina's9
Volume395
DOI's
StatusPublished - 18 mrt 2022
Evenement 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference - Online
Duur: 12 jul 202123 jul 2022

Publicatie series

NaamProceedings of Science
UitgeverijSISSA
ISSN van geprinte versie1824-8039

Conference

Conference 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference
Periode12/07/2123/07/22

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Funding Information:
Funds for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS). A. Connolly acknowledges support from NSF Award #1806923. S. Wissel was supported by NSF CAREER Awards #1752922 and #2033500. DZB is grateful for support from the U.S. National Science Foundation-EPSCoR (RII Track-2 FEC, award ID 2019597). We express our gratitude to R. Dallier, L. Martin, J-L. Beney and the CODALEMA experiment for providing electronics and hardware to be used in the surface radio stations of RET-CR. Computing resources were provided by the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Funding Information:
RET-CR is supported by the National Science Foundation under award numbers NSF/PHY- 2012980 and NSF/PHY-2012989. This work is also supported by the Flemish Foundation for Scientific Research FWO-12ZD920N, the European Research Council under the EU-ropean Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 805486), and the Belgian Funds for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS). A. Connolly acknowledges support from NSF Award #1806923. S. Wissel was supported by NSF CAREER Awards #1752922 and #2033500. DZB is grateful for support from the U.S. National Science Foundation-EPSCoR (RII Track-2 FEC, award ID 2019597). We express our gratitude to R. Dallier, L. Martin, J-L. Beney and the CODALEMA experiment for providing electronics and hardware to be used in the surface radio stations of RET-CR. Computing resources were provided by the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Funding Information:
RET-CR is supported by the National Science Foundation under award numbers NSF/PHY-2012980 and NSF/PHY-2012989. This work is also supported by the Flemish Foundation for Scientific Research FWO-12ZD920N, the European Research Council under the EU-ropean Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 805486), and the Belgian

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