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Title: Framework and tools for the simulation and analysis of the radio emission from air showers at IceCube
Abstract The Surface Enhancement of the IceTop air-shower array will include the addition of radio antennas and scintillator panels, co-located with the existing ice-Cherenkov tanks and covering an area of about 1 km 2 . Together, these will increase the sensitivity of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory to the electromagnetic and muonic components of cosmic-ray-induced air showers at the South Pole. The inclusion of the radio technique necessitates an expanded set of simulation and analysis tools to explore the radio-frequency emission from air showers in the 70 MHz to 350 MHz band. In this paper we describe the software modules that have been developed to work with time- and frequency-domain information within IceCube's existing software framework, IceTray, which is used by the entire IceCube collaboration. The software includes a method by which air-shower simulation, generated using CoREAS, can be reused via waveform interpolation, thus overcoming a significant computational hurdle in the field.
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Award ID(s):
1912764 1913607
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10337425
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Volume:
17
Issue:
06
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
P06026
ISSN:
1748-0221
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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