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Antarctic impulsive transient antenna (ANITA) instrumentation
Author(s): S. W. Barwick; James J. Beatty; David Z. Besson; John M. Clem; Stephane Coutu; Michael A. DuVernois; Paul Arthur Evenson; Peter W. Gorham; Francis L. Halzen; David Kieda; John G. Learned; Kurt M. Liewer; Shigenobu Matsuno; Charles J. Naudet; David Saltzberg; David Seckel; Gary S. Varner
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Paper Abstract

We will report on the details of the ANITA instrument. This instrument is fundamentally a broadband antenna, which is arrayed and constructed in such a way as to be optimized for the detection and characterization of high-energy neutrino cascades. The requirement to maximize the detector view of the Antarctic ice fields implies low gain antennas yet the need for maximum sensitivity dictates using the highest gain possible. Since the Cherenkov signal increases quadratically at higher frequencies suggesting that the optimal selection is an antenna with constant gain as a function of frequency. The baseline design will be a linearly polarized log-periodic zigzag (LPZZ) antenna.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4858, Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation, (3 March 2003);
Show Author Affiliations
S. W. Barwick, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
James J. Beatty, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
David Z. Besson, Univ. of Kansas (United States)
John M. Clem, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Stephane Coutu, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Michael A. DuVernois, Univ. of Minnesota/Twin Cities (United States)
Paul Arthur Evenson, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Peter W. Gorham, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Francis L. Halzen, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
David Kieda, Univ. of Utah (United States)
John G. Learned, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Kurt M. Liewer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Shigenobu Matsuno, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Charles J. Naudet, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David Saltzberg, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
David Seckel, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Gary S. Varner, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4858:
Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation
Peter W. Gorham, Editor(s)

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