3 March 2003 Antarctic impulsive transient antenna (ANITA) instrumentation
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We will report on the details of the ANITA instrument. This instrument is fundamentally a broadband antenna, which is arrayed and constructed in such a way as to be optimized for the detection and characterization of high-energy neutrino cascades. The requirement to maximize the detector view of the Antarctic ice fields implies low gain antennas yet the need for maximum sensitivity dictates using the highest gain possible. Since the Cherenkov signal increases quadratically at higher frequencies suggesting that the optimal selection is an antenna with constant gain as a function of frequency. The baseline design will be a linearly polarized log-periodic zigzag (LPZZ) antenna.
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S. W. Barwick, James J. Beatty, David Z. Besson, John M. Clem, Stephane Coutu, Michael A. DuVernois, Paul Arthur Evenson, Peter W. Gorham, Francis L. Halzen, David Kieda, John G. Learned, Kurt M. Liewer, Shigenobu Matsuno, Charles J. Naudet, David Saltzberg, David Seckel, Gary S. Varner, "Antarctic impulsive transient antenna (ANITA) instrumentation", Proc. SPIE 4858, Particle Astrophysics Instrumentation, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458042; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458042


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