Contribution Oral presentation
Radio Detection of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays with the Telescope Array Radar Remote Stations
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.