Towards real-time identification of cosmic rays with LOw-Frequency ARray radio antennas
1 Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP, Radboud University, P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen ( The Netherlands )
2 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels ( Belgium )
3 Astron, Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4, 7991 PD Dwingeloo ( The Netherlands )
4 Nikhef, Science Park 105, 1098 XG Amsterdam ( The Netherlands )
5 University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, ( USA )
6 KVI-CART, Zernikelaan 25, 9747 AA Groningen ( The Netherlands )
7 University of Groningen, Zernikelaan 25, 9747 AA Groningen ( The Netherlands )
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Published online: 15 March 2017
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.
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