Jul 12 – 23, 2021
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Application of parabolic equation methods to in-ice radiowave propagation for ultra high energy neutrino detection experiments

Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
1h 30m
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Poster NU | Neutrinos & Muons Discussion

Speaker

Cade Sbrocco (The Ohio State University)

Description

Many ultra high energy neutrino detection experiments seek radiowave signals from neutrino interactions deep within polar ice, and an understanding of in-ice radiowave propagation is therefore of critical importance. The parabolic equation (PE) method for modeling the propagation of radio waves is a suitable intermediate between ray tracing and finite-difference time domain (FDTD) methods in terms of accuracy and computation time. The RET collaboration has developed the first modification of the PE method for use in modeling in-ice radiowave propagation for ultra high energy cosmic ray and neutrino detection experiments. In this presentation we will detail the motivation for the development of this technique, the process by which it was modified for in-ice use, and showcase the accuracy of its results by comparing to FDTD and ray tracing.

Keywords

parabolic equations; neutrinos; ultra-high energy; simulations; ice; radar;

Subcategory Theoretical Methods
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other Collaboration Radar Echo Telescope

Primary authors

Cade Sbrocco (The Ohio State University) Dr Steven Prohira (The Ohio State University)

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