July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

A lateral distribution function for the radio emission of air showers

Aug 3, 2015, 11:30 AM
Amazon (World Forum)


World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution CR-EX Parallel CR12 Radio


Anna Nelles (Radboud University Nijmegen)


The international LOFAR radio telescope has been used now for four years to detect air showers. Its high antenna density has allowed us to measure the subtle features of the radio emission of air showers. Together with air shower simulations, these data have been used to model the detected signals. The not rotational symmetric footprint is described by an analytical function with as few as four free parameters. The parameters are related to the position of the shower axis, the energy and the distance to the shower maximum. We will show how this parametrization is used for a fast reconstruction of all relevant air shower parameters and what accuracies are obtained in comparison to a full Monte Carlo simulation. We will furthermore elaborate on the absolute scale of our measurements and the predicted signal strengths.
Collaboration -- not specified --
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 471

Primary author

Anna Nelles (Radboud University Nijmegen)


Arthur Corstanje (Radboud University Nijmegen) Falcke Heino (Radboud Univeristy) Gia Trinh (KVI-CART, University of Groningen) Mr J.E. Enriquez (Radboud University) Jörg Hörandel (Ru Nijmegen/Nikhef) Jörg P. Rachen (Radboud University) Laura Rossetto (Radboud University) Olaf Scholten (University of Groningen) Pim Schellart (R) Sander ter Veen (Radboud University) Satyendra Thoudam (Radboud University) Stijn Buitink (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)) Tijs Karskens (Radboud University)

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