Energy resolution and calibration of the ANITA detector

P. W. Gorham, S. W. Barwick, J. J. Beatty, D. Z. Besson, W. R. Binns, C. Chen, P. Chen, J. M. Clem, A. Connolly, P. F. Dowkontt, M. A. Duvernois, R. C. Field, D. J. Goldstein, A. Goodhue, C. Hast, C. L. Hebert, S. Hoover, M. H. Israel, A. Javaid, J. KowalskiJ. G. Learned, K. M. Liewer, J. T. Link, E. Lusczek, S. Matsuno, B. C. Mercurio, C. Miki, P. Miočinović, J. Nam, C. J. Naudet, J. Ng, R. J. Nichol, K. J. Palladino, K. Reil, A. Romero-Wolf, M. Rosen, L. Ruckman, D. Saltzberg, D. Seckel, G. S. Varner, D. Walz, F. Wu

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Abstract

The balloon-borne ANITA neutrino telescope successfully launched from McMurdo Station, Antarctica during the 2006-2007 austral summer. In this paper we present ongoing studies of the energy resolution and system response of the ANITA detector, which provide an excellent test bed for validating the ANITA Monte Carlo and will be of great interest if ANITA discovers signal events. While in view of the launch site ANITA received calibration pulses from two antennas, located on the surface and in a borehole in the Ross Ice Shelf, which facilitate these studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
PublisherUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Pages1469-1472
Number of pages4
Volume5
EditionHE PART 2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: Jul 3 2007Jul 11 2007

Other

Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period7/3/077/11/07

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