13-16 February 2012
CERN
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Microwave emission from extensive air showers as seen by CROME

15 Feb 2012, 18:10
15m
503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber

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Speaker

Radomir Smida (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Description

A measurement of extensive air showers in the microwave range has been considered as a possible successor to current measurement techniques. The CROME (Cosmic Ray Observation via Microwave Emission) experiment consisting of several parabolic antennas measures radiation from the atmosphere in coincidence with air showers detected by the KASCADE-Grande experiment. Nanosecond radio pulses are expected for vertical showers and thus, fast read-out electronics is used. Tens of KASCADE-Grande showers have crossed the field of view of our antennas after one year of data taking. A preliminary limit on microwave emission from air showers is presented.

Primary author

Radomir Smida (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Co-authors

Andreas Haungs (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Felix Werner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Francesco Salamida (Universita dell'Aquila and INFN) Hans O. Klages (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Harald Schieler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Henryk Wilczynski (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Cracow) Jaroslaw Stasielak (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Cracow) Johannes Bluemer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Juergen Wochele (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Julian Rautenberg (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Karl-Heinz Kampert (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Marc Weber (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Markus Roth (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Matthias Kleifges (Karlsruhe Institut of Technology) Michael Riegel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Michael Unger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Oliver Krömer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Ralph Engel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Sebastian Mathys (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Tim Huege (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

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