Design of the KASCADE Central Detektor
The main component of the Central Detector is a
16×20m2 in size. Between the iron absorbers are 9 layers of active
media. 8 Layers are equipped with roughly 10.000 liquid ioinzation chambers, the 3rd
layer from top houses scintillation counters used as Trigger for the components
of the central detector and to measure the arrival times of the shower particles.
Below the iron absorber lies an additional layer of liquid ionization chambers followed by
32 Mulitwire Proportional Chambers
used to detect high energetic muons, and a layer of Limited Streamer Tubes.