7-10 June 2016
Groningen, Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

LORA: trigger studies and hardware upgrades for the LOFAR Radboud air shower array

7 Jun 2016, 15:18
2m
Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen, Netherlands

Hampshire Plaza Hotel

Speaker

Katharine Mulrey (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Description

LORA (LOFAR Radboud Air shower array) is a particle detector build around the LOFAR core to complement radio detection of cosmic rays. The LORA instrument has been critical in determining the arrival direction, energy, and core location of cosmic rays detected with LOFAR. LORA detects particles from a cosmic ray induced extensive air shower and triggers the LOFAR antennas to read out relevant data. A radio-particle hybrid trigger may allow for further studies of parameters of cosmic rays in an interesting regime of the spectrum where a source transition is expected (above $10^{16}$ eV). The current LORA experimental set-up is described along with plans for hardware upgrades, and different triggering scenarios are discussed.

Primary author

Katharine Mulrey (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Co-authors

Dr Anna Nelles (University of California Irvine) Antonio Bonardi (IMAPP - Radboud University Nijmegen) Arthur Corstanje (Radboud University Nijmegen) Gia Trinh (KVI-CART, University of Groningen) Dr Heino Falcke (Radboud University Nijmegen) J. E. Enriquez (Radboud University Nijmegen) Jörg Hörandel (Ru Nijmegen/Nikhef) Jörg Paul Rachen (IMAPP / Radboud University Nijmegen) Dr Laura Rossetto (Radboud University Nijmegen) Olaf Scholten (KVI-CART, Univ. of Groningen) Pim Schellart (R) Ms Pragati Mitra (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Sander ter Veen (ASTRON) Satyendra Thoudam (Radboud University) Stijn Buitink (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)) Dr Tobias Winchen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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