Astrophys. Space Sci. Trans., 7, 195-199, 2011
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09 Jun 2011
An air shower array for LOFAR: LORA
S. Thoudam1, G. v. Aar1, M. v. d. Akker1, L. Bähren1, A. Corstanje1, H. Falcke1,2, J. R. Hörandel1, A. Horneffer1, C. James1, M. Mevius3, O. Scholten3, K. Singh1,3,4, and S. ter Veen1
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.

Citation: Thoudam, S., Aar, G. v., v. d. Akker, M., Bähren, L., Corstanje, A., Falcke, H., Hörandel, J. R., Horneffer, A., James, C., Mevius, M., Scholten, O., Singh, K., and ter Veen, S.: An air shower array for LOFAR: LORA, Astrophys. Space Sci. Trans., 7, 195-199, doi:10.5194/astra-7-195-2011, 2011.
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