CHICOS: Status and Prospects
28th International Cosmic Ray Conference
Universal Academy Press, Inc.
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.
McKeown, R. D.; Gao, J.; Larson, Michelle B.; Zheng, C.; Seki, R.; Shoup, A.; Yodh, G. B.; Jillings, C.; Ganezer, K.; and Hill, J., "CHICOS: Status and Prospects" (2003). All Physics Faculty Publications. Paper 8.