Overview of the ANITA project

Steven Barwick, James Beatty, David Besson, John Clem, Stephane Coutu, Michael DuVernois, Paul Evenson, Peter Gorham, Francis Halzen, Abram Jacobson, David Kieda, John Learned, Kurt M. Liewer, Stephen Lowe, Charles Naudet, Allen Odian, David Saltzberg, David Seckel

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The ANITA project is designed to investigate ultra-high energy (>1017 eV) cosmic ray interactions throughout the universe by detecting the neutrinos created in those interactions. These high energy neutrinos are detectable through their interactions within the Antarctic ice sheet, which ANITA will use as a detector target that effectively converts the neutrino interactions to radio pulses. This paper will give an overview of the project including scientific objectives, detection description and mission design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-276
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventParticle Astrophysics Instrumentation - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 23 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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