Investigating signal properties of UHE particles using in-ice radar for the RET experiment

The Radar Echo Telescope Collaboration

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The Radar Echo Telescope (RET) experiment plans to use the radar technique to detect Ultra-High Energy (UHE) cosmic rays and neutrinos in the polar ice sheets. Whenever an UHE particle collides with an ice molecule, it produces a shower of relativistic particles, which leaves behind an ionization trail. Radio waves can be reflected off this trail and be detected in antennas. It is critical to understand such a radar signal’s key properties as that will allow us to do vertex, angular and energy reconstruction of the primary UHE particle. We will discuss various simulation methods, which will fundamentally rely on ray tracing, to recreate the radar signal and test our reconstruction methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1211
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Mar 18 2022
Event37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2021 - Virtual, Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 12 2021Jul 23 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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