TEC, Trigger and Check, preparing LOFAR for Lunar observations

Sander Ter Veen, Maaijke Mevius, Antonio Bonardi, Stijn Buitink, Arthur Corstanje, J. Emilio Enriquez, Heino Falcke, Jörg R. Hörandel, Pragati Mitra, Katey Mulrey, Anna Nelles, Jörg Paul Rachen, Laura Rossetto, Pim Schellart, Olaf Scholten, Satyendra Thoudam, Gia Trinh, Tobias Winchen

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Abstract

One of the main ways to use radio to detect Ultra High Energy Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays is the Lunar Askaryan technique, that uses the Moon as a target and searches for nanosecond pulses with large radio telescopes. To use low frequency aperture arrays, such as LOFAR and the SKA, pose new challenges and possibilities in detection techniques of short radio pulses and to measure the Total Electron Content (TEC). As a prepatory work, we have used other measurements that use similar techniques, or that can answer a specific question, with the LOFAR radio telescope. This contribution reports on our work on triggering on short radio signals, post-event imaging of radio signals from buffered data and methods to determine the TEC-value.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities, ARENA 2016
EditorsJorg R. Horandel, Robert Lahmann, Olaf Scholten, Sijbrand De Jong, Rolf Nahnhauer, Stijn Buitink
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890156
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2017
Event7th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities, ARENA 2016 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume135
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities, ARENA 2016
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period7/06/1610/06/16

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