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Development of a scintillation and radio hybrid detector station at the South Pole

Icecube Collaboration; Oehler, Marie; Bendfelt, Tim; Dujmovic, Hrvoje; Haungs, Andreas; Hoffmann, Bernd; Huber, Thomas; Karg, Timo; Kauer, Matt; Kelley, John; Kossatz, Marko; Renschler, Max; Schröder, Frank; Sulanke, Kal-Heinz; Tosi, Delia; Turcotte-Tardif, Roxanne; Weindl, Andreas; Wendt, Chris

Abstract (englisch):
The IceCube Observatory is a cubic-kilometer neutrino detector installed in the ice at the geographic South Pole. To increase the efficiency of detecting astrophysical neutrinos the upgrade IceCube-Gen2 is under development. To also boost the sensitivity of the surface array, IceTop, an enhancement consisting of a hybrid scintillation-detector and radio-antenna array is planned.

An optimized prototype station, consisting of eight scintillation detectors and three radio antennas, was deployed in January 2020. Both, scintillation detectors and radio antennas, are read out by a central hybrid data acquisition system (DAQ), researched, developed and built by a cooperation of DESY, UW-Madison and KIT. The scintillation detectors transfer digitized integrated signals to the DAQ to minimize the amount of transmitted data and trigger the radio antennas. The radio waveforms are transferred as analog signals to the central DAQ and are digitized and read out, when triggered by the scintillation detectors. In this contribution the enhanced prototype station and its DAQ will be presented and first measurement results will be shown.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Jahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000105641
HGF-Programm 51.03.04 (POF III, LK 01)
Veranstaltung 84. Jahrestagung DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Materie und Kosmos (SMuK 2020), Bonn, 29.03.2020 – 03.04.2020
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