July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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The Tunka Radio Extension: two years of air-shower measurements

Aug 3, 2015, 12:15 PM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution CR-EX Parallel CR12 Radio


Dmitriy Kostunin (KIT)


Since its commissioning in autumn 2012, Tunka-Rex, the radio extension of the air-Cherenkov detector Tunka-133, performed two years of air shower measurements. Currently the detector consists of 44 antennas, each connected to air-Cherenkov and scintillator detectors, respectively, placed in the Tunka valley, Siberia. Triggered by these detectors, Tunka-Rex measures the radio signal of EeV-scale air-showers. This configuration provides a unique possibility for cross-calibration between air-Cherenkov, radio and particle techniques. We present reconstruction methods developed with CoREAS simulations, which allow for a precision competitive with the air-Cherenkov technique. We apply these methods to data acquired by Tunka-Rex and compare the results with the Tunka-133 reconstruction of the energy and the shower maximum.
Collaboration Tunka-Rex
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 458

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