ARA "DeathRay" Surface Antenna
After a broadband antenna was designed for cosmic ray research by Marie Piasecki, an engineer working with the IDL and the Besson group, and several students, the IDL developed a manufacturable version, known as the "Death Ray."
A group of antennas were assembled, tested and shipped to the site. The front-end amplifier (not shown) was also built in the IDL.
On one of the units (lower right), we included the artistic side and invited two 4-year-old girls to express themselves using the supports as a painting surface.