THE AUGER ENGINEERING RADIO ARRAY

Klaus Weidenhaupt
2013 Acta Polytechnica  
The Auger Engineering Radio Array currently measures MHz radio emission from extensive air showers induced by high energy cosmic rays with 24 self-triggered radio detector stations. Its unique site, embedded into the baseline detectors and extensions of the Pierre Auger Observatory, allows to study air showers in great detail and to calibrate the radio emission. In its final stage AERA will expand to an area of approximately 20 km 2 to explore the feasibility of the radio-detection technique
more » ... ection technique for future cosmic-ray detectors. The concept and hardware design of AERA as well as strategies to enable self-triggered radio detection are presented. Radio emission mechanisms are discussed based on polarization analysis of the first AERA data.
doi:10.14311/ap.2013.53.0824 fatcat:ydmsdp4hivfjhf5ldtjf54g5ke