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

TEC, Trigger and Check: preparing LOFAR for Lunar observations

7 Jun 2016, 12:10
Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen, Netherlands


Sander ter Veen (ASTRON)


One of the main ways to use radio to detect Ultra High Energy Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays is the Lunar Askaryan technique, that uses the Moon as a target and searches for nanosecond pulses with large radio telescopes. To use low frequency aperture arrays, such as LOFAR and the SKA, pose new challenges and possibilities in detection techniques of short radio pulses and an accurate measurement of the Total Electron Content (TEC). As a prepatory work, we have used other measurements that use similar techniques, or that can answer a specific question, with the LOFAR radio telescope. In this contribution I will report on our work on triggering on short radio signals, post-event imaging of radio signals from buffered data and methods to determine the TEC-value.

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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) Prof. Heino Falcke (Radboud University Nijmegen) Mr J. Emilio Enriquez (Radboud University Nijmegen) Jörg Hörandel (Ru Nijmegen/Nikhef) Jörg Paul Rachen (IMAPP / Radboud University Nijmegen) Katie Mulrey (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Dr Laura Rossetto Olaf Scholten (KVI-CART, Univ. of Groningen) Pim Schellart (R) Mrs Pragati Mitra (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) Satyendra Thoudam (Radboud University) Stijn Buitink (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)) Dr Tobias Winchen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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