Antarctic impulsive transient antenna (ANITA) instrumentation

S. Barwick, J. Beatty, D. Besson, J. Clem, Stephane Coutu, M. DuVernois, P. Evenson, P. Gorham, F. Halzen, D. Kieda, J. Learned, K. Liewer, S. Matsuno, C. Naudet, D. Saltzberg, D. Seckel, G. Varner

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4858
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventParticle Astrophysics Instrumentation - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 23 2002

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Instrumentation
Antenna
antennas
Antennas
log periodic antennas
antenna gain
Log periodic antennas
high gain
cascades
Ice
ice
neutrinos
Zigzag
broadband
requirements
Neutrinos
sensitivity
detectors
Broadband
Cascade

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Barwick, S. ; Beatty, J. ; Besson, D. ; Clem, J. ; Coutu, Stephane ; DuVernois, M. ; Evenson, P. ; Gorham, P. ; Halzen, F. ; Kieda, D. ; Learned, J. ; Liewer, K. ; Matsuno, S. ; Naudet, C. ; Saltzberg, D. ; Seckel, D. ; Varner, G. / Antarctic impulsive transient antenna (ANITA) instrumentation. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2002 ; Vol. 4858. pp. 277-283.
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