Investigation of radio-emission from extensive air shower at high mountain cosmic ray station at an altitude of 3340 m above sea level
AUTHORS: M. Nassurlla, T.Kh. Sadykov, B.A. Iskakov, M.B. Khabargeldina, A.I. Zhumabayev, A.D. Beisenova, A. Haungs, O.A. Novolodskaya, T. Idrisova, N.M. Salikhov
PAGES: 233 - 241
The complex EAS installation of the Tien Shan mountain cosmic ray station which is situated at a height of 3340 m above sea level includes the scintillation and Cherenkov detectors of charged shower particles, an ionization calorimeter and a set of neutron detectors for registering the hadronic component of the shower, and a number of underground detectors of the penetrative EAS component. Now it is intended to expand this installation with a promising method for detecting the radio-emission generated by the particles of the developing shower. The facility for radio-emission detection consists of a three crossed dipole antennae, one being set vertically, and another two - mutually perpendicularly in a horizontal plane, all of them being connected to a three-channel radio-frequency amplifier of German production. By the passage of an extensive air shower, which is defined by a scintillation shower detector system, the output signal of antenna amplifier is digitized by a fast multichannel DT5720 ADC of Italian production, and kept within computer memory. The further analysis of the detected signal anticipates its operation
according to a special algorithm and a search for the pulse of radio-emission from the shower. A functional test of the radio-installation is made with artificial signals which imitate those of the shower, and with the use of a N1996A type wave analyzer of Agilent Technologies production. We present preliminary results on the registration of extensive air shower emission at the Tien Shan installation which were collected during test measurements.
radio antenna, extensive air shower, radio emission, frequency spectrum.
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