ALPACA Experiment


Prior to the ALPACA experiment, we are going to construct ALPAQUITA, a small-scale array of air shower detectors, at the site of the ALPACA experiment in 2017. ALPAQUITA consists of 45 detectors deployed at a 15 m grid spacing. These detectors are the same as the ones that will be used by the ALPACA experiment. With an effective area of ~8,000 m2, ALAQUITA observes ~150 air shower events per second.