LORA: A scintillator array for LOFAR to measure extensive air showers

S. Thoudam, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, J. E. Enriquez, H. Falcke, W. Frieswijk, J. R. Hörandel, A. Horneffer, M. Krause, A. Nelles, P. Schellart, O. Scholten, S. Ter Veen, M. Van Den Akker

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Abstract

The measurement of the radio emission from extensive air showers, induced by high-energy cosmic rays, is one of the key science projects of the LOFAR radio telescope. The LOfar Radboud air shower Array (LORA) has been installed in the core of LOFAR in the Netherlands. The main purpose of LORA is to measure the properties of air showers and to trigger the read-out of the LOFAR radio antennas to register extensive air showers. The experimental set-up of the array of scintillation detectors and its performance are described.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)339-346
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume767
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Cosmic rays
  • Extensive air showers
  • LOFAR
  • LORA
  • Radio detection
  • Scintillation detectors

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