Jun 7 – 10, 2022
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The Radar Echo Telescope

Jun 7, 2022, 12:15 PM


Stanley, Rose (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - IIHE)


The SLAC T-576 beam test has shown the radar echo detection method as a feasible technique to probe high-energy-particle-initiated cascades in dense media, such as ice. Furthermore, particle-level simulations show that the radar echo method has a very promising sensitivity to investigate the flux of cosmic neutrinos at energies greater than 1 PeV. Detecting these cosmic neutrinos is the aim of the Radar Echo Telescope for Neutrinos (RET-N). To show the in-nature viability of the radar echo method, we present the Radar Echo Telescope for Cosmic Rays (RET-CR). RET-CR will provide the proof of principle necessary for the construction of RET-N by detecting, using radar, the in-ice continuation of cosmic-ray induced air showers impinging on the high altitude Antarctic ice sheet. The energy and arrival direction of the original air shower will be reconstructed using a surface cosmic ray detector, complimenting the reconstruction that is possible using the in-ice radar setup. We present our current simulation efforts for RET-CR, which provides an estimate of the expected event rate, as well as the detector layout optimization. This work is then placed in context of the final RET-N detector.

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Stanley, Rose (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - IIHE)


Allison, Patrick (Ohio State University) Beatty, James (Ohio State University) Connolly, Amy (The Ohio State University) DE VRIES, Krijn (VUB-IIHE) Dasgupta, Paramita (PhD student at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) De Kockere, Simon Deaconu, Cosmin Frikken, Dylan Hast, Carsten (SLAC) Huesca Santiago, Enrique (IIHE-VUB) Kuo, Chung-Yun Lukic, Vesna (VUB) MEURES, THOMAS (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mulrey, Katharine Nam, Jiwoo Nozdrina, Aleksandra Oberla, Eric (University of Chicago) Ralston, John (University of Kansas) Sbrocco, Cade TOSCANO, SIMONA (IDP - ULB (Universite libre de Bruxelles)) Torres, Jorge (Ohio State University) Van den Broeck, dieder Wissel, Stephanie (Pennsylvania State University) besson, dave (KU) latif, uzair prohira, steven (The Ohio State University) van Eijndhoven, Nick (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB))

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