Measurements, system response, and calibration of the SLAC T-510 experiment

Stephanie A. Wissel, K. Bechtol, K. Belova, K. Borch, P. Chen, J. Clem, P. W. Gorham, C. Hast, T. Huege, R. Hyneman, K. Jobe, K. Kuwatani, J. Lam, T. Liu, K. Mulrey, J. Nam, C. Naudet, R. Nichol, B. F. Rauch, A. Romero-WolfB. Rotter, D. Saltzberg, H. Schoorlemmer, D. Seckel, B. Strutt, A. Vieregg, C. Williams, A. Zilles

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The SLAC T-510 experiment provides the first beam-test of radio-frequency radiation from a charged particle cascade in the presence of a magnetic field (up to 970 G), a model system for radio-frequency emission from a cosmic-ray air shower. The primary purpose of this experiment is to provide a suite of controlled laboratory tests to compare to simulations based on particlelevel models of RF emission, making the calibrations of critical importance. We present system calibrations and analysis of the experiment from end to end. Measurements of the beam charge and two-dimensional magnetic field map are fed directly into the simulations using two different formalisms: ZHS and Endpoints. Simulated electric fields are forward-folded with the system response, allowing for direct comparisons of spectra and waveforms with the simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number342
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2015
Event34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2015 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 30 2015Aug 6 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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