12:30 pm, Friday, April 10th at PRB M2005 (Price Place)
Sam Stafford (OSU)
Analysis Interferometry of the Antarctic Impulse Transient Antenna (ANITA)
Ultra-high energy (UHE) neutrinos may facilitate observation of sources in the
remotest parts of the universe. A flux of UHE (E > 10^18eV) neutrinos is expected
from interaction of UHE cosmic rays with the cosmic microwave background.
The Antarctic Impulse Transient Antenna (ANITA) campaign is a NASA Long-duration
balloon mission searching for coherent radio emission induced by ultra-high energy
neutrinos interacting in the Antarctic ice, as well as by UHE cosmic ray particle
cascades in the air. The third ANITA flight began in December 2014 and lasted
for 22 days. I give a general description of the ANITA-III payload and flight, and
present analysis methods to be used in identifying and localizing radio pulse events.