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The cosmic-ray energy spectrum above $\sim 10^{16}$ eV measured with the LOFAR Radboud Air Shower Array

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
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Satyendra Thoudam (Radboud University)


The LOFAR Radboud Air Shower Array (LORA) is an array of 20 plastic scintillation detectors installed in the center of the LOFAR radio telescope in the Netherlands to measure extensive air showers induced by cosmic rays in the Earth's atmosphere. The primary purpose of LORA is to trigger the read-out of the LOFAR radio antennas to record radio signals from air showers, and to assist the reconstruction of air shower properties with LOFAR by providing basic air shower parameters such as the position of the shower axis on the ground, the arrival direction and the energy of the incoming cosmic ray. In this contribution, we will describe the various steps of data analysis and Monte-Carlo simulation involved in the energy reconstruction of air showers measured with LORA, and present the all-particle cosmic-ray energy spectrum above $\sim 10^{16}$ eV reconstructed for the two extreme scenarios: pure protons and iron nuclei.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 666
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Satyendra Thoudam (Radboud University)


Anna Nelles (Radboud University Nijmegen) Arthur Corstanje (Radboud University Nijmegen) Mr Emilio Enriquez (Radboud University Nijmegen) Gia Trinh (KVI-CART, University of Groningen) Prof. Heino Falcke (Radboud University Nijmegen) Jörg Hörandel (Ru Nijmegen/Nikhef) Dr Jörg Rachen (Radboud University Nijmegen) Dr Laura Rossetto (Radboud University Nijmegen) Prof. Olaf Scholten (KVI, University of Groningen) Pim Schellart (R) Sander ter Veen (ASTRON) Stijn Buitink (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

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