CHICOS: Status and Prospects
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The California HIgh school Cosmic ray ObServatory (CHICOS) is a large area (∼ 400 km2) ground array for the study of ultra-high energy cosmic rays in the Los Angeles area. The main scientific goals of CHICOS are to study the flux, energy spectrum, and angular direction of cosmic rays at energies E > 1019 eV and to demonstrate a new strategy for fielding huge future arrays using urban infrastructure. At present there are 43 CHICOS sites operating; a total of 90 sites will be deployed and operational within the next year, resulting in an aperture of about 500 km2-sr at 1020 eV.
R. D. McKeown, J. Gao, Michelle B. Larson, C. Zheng, R. Seki, A. Shoup, G. B. Yodh, C. Jillings, K. Ganezer, and J. Hill. "CHICOS: Status and Prospects" 28th International Cosmic Ray Conference Jan. 2003: 493-496.
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