Feb 13 – 16, 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone

Search for molecular bremsstrahlung radiation signals in Ku band with coincidental operations of radio telescopes with air shower detectors

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500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


CERN, Geneva
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Shoichi Ogio (Osaka City University)


Microwave radiation from extensive air showers is expected to provide a new technique to observe UHECR. We developed a set of radio telescopes each of which consists of a 0.45 m parabola antenna in Ku band, a power detector and a waveform digitizer. Firstly, we had coincidentally operated the radio telescopes with an air shower array consists of nine plastic scintillators with about 10 m separation for several months. Secondly, we moved and installed the telescopes just beside the Black Rock Mesa fluorescence detector (FD) station of the Telescope Array experiment, and we operated the radio telescopes coincidentally with FD event trigger. We report the experimental setups and the results of these measurements.

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Shoichi Ogio (Osaka City University)


Prof. Hidetoshi AKIMUNE (Konan University) Dr Hiroyuki SAGAWA (ICRR, University of Tokyo) Mr Kazuyuki KURAMOTO (Osaka City University) Prof. Masaki FUKUSHIMA (ICRR, University of Tokyo) Dr Nobuyuki SAKURAI (Osaka City University) Mr Takashi IIJIMA (Konan University) Dr Tokonatsu YAMAMOTO (Konan Univeristy) Mr Toshihiro FUJII (Osaka City University)

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