An air shower array for LOFAR: LORA
09 Jun 2011
1Department of Astrophysics, IMAPP, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2ASTRON, 7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
3Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, NL-9747 AA Groningen, The Netherlands
4IIHE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B-1050 Brussel, Belgium
Abstract. LOFAR is a new form of radio telescope which can detect radio emission from air showers induced by very high-energy cosmic rays. It can also look for radio emission from particle cascades on the Moon induced by ultra high-energy cosmic rays or neutrinos. To complement the radio detection, we are setting up a small particle detector array LORA (LOfar Radboud Air shower array) within an area of ~300 m diameter in the LOFAR core. It will help in triggering and confirming the radio detection of air showers with the LOFAR antennas. In this paper, we present a short overview about LORA and discuss its current status.