13-16 February 2012
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

Radar reflection off extensive air showers

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500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium

CERN

CERN, Geneva
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Speaker

Dr Jaroslaw Stasielak (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow, Poland)

Description

We investigate the possibility of detecting extensive air showers by the radar technique. Considering a bistatic radar system and different shower geometries, we simulate reflection of radio waves off the static plasma produced by the shower in the air. Using the Thompson cross-section for radio wave reflection, we obtain the time evolution of the signal received by the antennas. The frequency upshift of the radar echo and the power received are studied to verify the feasibility of the radar detection technique. Preliminary results will be shown.

Primary author

Dr Jaroslaw Stasielak (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow, Poland)

Co-authors

Andreas Haungs (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Felix Werner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Francesco Salamida (Universita dell'Aquila and INFN, L'Aquila, Italy) Hans Bluemer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Hans Klages (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Dr Harald Schieler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Henryk Wilczynski (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow, Poland) Dr Jan Pekala (Insistute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow, Poland) Juergen Wochele (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Julian Rautenberg (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Karl-Heinz Kampert (Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany) Marc Weber (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Dr Markus Roth (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Matthias Kleifges (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Michael Riegel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Michael Unger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Oliver Kroemer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Patrick Neunteufel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Radomir Smida (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Dr Ralph Engel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany) Sebastian Mathys (Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany) Tim Huege (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany)

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