15-19 June 2015
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone
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Contribution Oral presentation

Photons in astroparticle physics

Radio Detection of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays with the Telescope Array Radar Remote Stations

Speakers

  • Mr. Steven PROHIRA

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The Telescope Array Radar (TARA) Remote Station is a novel, autonomous, radio-based detector for Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR). Our bi-static radar approach utilizes the ionized core of an UHECR shower as a reflector for a continuous wave (cw) signal. By analyzing this reflected signal, we can reconstruct the UHECR event. Our detection scheme allows for the coverage of a very large area with a minimum of apparatus, thus lowering the effective cost of UHECR detection, and raising the likelihood of seeing higher energy UHECR per increase in event area.