Detection of cosmic rays of superhigh energies with a moon's artificial satellite

1Golubnichii, PI, 1Filonenko, AD
1Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Lugansk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1999, 5 ;(4):87–92
Section: Space Materials and Technologies
Publication Language: Russian
Previously published results of the radio detection of cosmic rays are generalized. Fundamental achievement over the 1965-1985 period are analyzed. Physical radio emission mechanism due to the motion of δ -electrons in an extensive air shower are discussed. We conclude that a radio detector can be mast successfully realized in the outer space, for example, on an artificial satellite of the Moon. In this case cosmic rays of superhigh energies (1021 -1023 eV) can be investigate. Two projects of radio detectors of cosmic rays are discussed. The first one is associated with the decameter radiotelescope UTR-2, and the second one suggests the detection of signals reflected from the ionosphere. That signal is generated by the motion of a shower through the Antarctic ice.
Keywords: cosmic rays, emission mechanism, radio detector
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