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The data analysis developed in this work is partly based on neutrino and noise simulations which are needed to test algorithms and to estimate a final analysis efficiency. From this efficiency the sensitivity of the detector can be calculated and an expected number of detected GZK neutrinos for a given flux can be predicted. The systematic errors on these values depend strongly on the precision of the simulation. In the present chapter first the official ARA simulation is described, which is used in this analysis with small modifications. Furthermore, the methods to calculate effective volumes, effective areas, the detector sensitivity and the expected number of neutrinos in ARA are presented.
KeywordsEffective Area Effective Volume Neutrino Energy Trigger Level Neutrino Interaction
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