Title

Exploiting the radio signal from air showers: The AERA progress

Authors

B. Revenu, Universite de Nantes
A. Aab, Universität Siegen
P. Abreu, Instituto Superior Técnico
M. Aglietta, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Torino
E. J. Ahn, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
I. Al Samarai, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies
I. F.M. Albuquerque, Universidade de Sao Paulo - USP
I. Allekotte, Instituto Balseiro
P. Allison, The Ohio State University
A. Almela, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
J. Alvarez Castillo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
J. Alvarez-Muñiz, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
M. Ambrosio, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli
G. A. Anastasi, Gran Sasso Science Institute
L. Anchordoqui, Lehman College
B. Andrada, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
S. Andringa, Instituto Superior Técnico
C. Aramo, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli
F. Arqueros, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
N. Arsene, Universitatea din Bucuresti
H. Asorey, Instituto Balseiro
P. Assis, Instituto Superior Técnico
J. Aublin, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies
G. Avila, Pierre Auger Observatory
A. M. Badescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest
A. Balaceanu, Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
C. Baus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus North
J. J. Beatty, The Ohio State University
K. H. Becker, Bergische Universitat Wuppertal
J. A. Bellido, The University of Adelaide
C. Berat, IN2P3 Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules
M. E. Bertaina, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Torino

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

3-23-2017

Abstract

© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. We present the lastest results and status of the Auger Engineering Radio Array (AERA), located within the Pierre Auger Observatory. AERA, with more than 150 radio stations spread over 17 km2, is the largest radio detector in the world for extensive air showers above 1017 eV. The electric field emitted by secondary electrons and positrons allows us to estimate all characteristics of the primary cosmic ray: arrival direction, energy and mass composition. The performance of AERA together with the analysis methods are described. The final aim of AERA is mainly to improve the composition estimation of ultra-high energy cosmic rays as a standalone detector or in association with other instruments such as a ground particle detector or a fluorescence telescope.

Publication Title

EPJ Web of Conferences

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