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 languageEnglish
    Title of host publication7th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities (ARENA 2016)
    PublisherEPJ Web of Conferences
    Number of pages4
    Volume135
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15-Mar-2017
    Event7th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities - Groningen, Netherlands
    Duration: 7-Jun-201610-Jun-2016
    https://www.kvi.nl/~scholten/ARENA/WebSite/default.htm

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities
    Abbreviated titleARENA 2016
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityGroningen
    Period07/06/201610/06/2016
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