EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 53, 2013UHECR 2012 - International Symposium on Future Directions in UHECR Physics
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||New Experimental Techniques|
|Published online||25 June 2013|
AugerNext: innovative research studies for the next generation ground-based ultra-high energy cosmic ray experiment
1 KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IKP, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
2 Observatorio Pierre Auger,Av. San Martín Norte 304, 5613 Malargüe, Argentina
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The findings so far of the Pierre Auger Observatory and also of the Telescope Array define the requirements for a possible next generation experiment: it needs to be considerably increased in size, it needs a better sensitivity to composition, and it should cover the full sky. AugerNext aims to perform innovative research studies in order to prepare a proposal fulfilling these demands. Such R&D studies are primarily focused in the following areas
consolidation of the detection of cosmic rays using MHz radio antennas;
proof-of-principle of cosmic-ray microwave detection;
test of the large-scale application of a new generation photo-sensors;
generalization of data communication techniques;
development of new ways of muon detection with surface arrays.
These AugerNext studies on new innovative detection methods for a next generation cosmic-ray experiment are performed at the Pierre Auger Observatory. The AugerNext consortium consists presently of fourteen partner institutions from nine European countries supported by a network of European funding agencies and it is a principal element of the ASPERA/ApPEC strategic roadmaps.
For the full authorlist see Appendix “Collaborations” in this volume or http://www.auger.org/archive/authors_2011_05.html
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