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AugerPrime Surface Detector Electronics

Pierre Auger Collaboration; Halim, A. Abdul; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Allekotte, I.; Cheminant, K. Almeida; Almela, A.; Aloisio, R.; Alvarez-Muñiz, J.; Yebra, J. Ammerman; Anastasi, G. A.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andrada, B.; Andringa, S.; Anukriti; Aramo, C.; Ferreira, P. R. Araújo; Arnone, E.; Velázquez, J. C. Arteaga; ... mehr


Operating since 2004, the Pierre Auger Observatory has led to major advances in our understanding of the ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. The latest findings have revealed new insights that led to the upgrade of the Observatory, with the primary goal of obtaining information on the primary mass of the most energetic cosmic rays on a shower-by-shower basis. In the framework of the upgrade, called AugerPrime, the 1660 water-Cherenkov detectors of the surface array are equipped with plastic scintillators and radio antennas, allowing us to enhance the composition sensitivity. To accommodate new detectors and to increase experimental capabilities, the electronics is also upgraded. This includes better timing with up-to-date GPS receivers, higher sampling frequency, increased dynamic range, and more powerful local processing of the data. In this paper, the design characteristics of the new electronics and the enhanced dynamic range will be described. The manufacturing and test processes will be outlined and the test results will be discussed. The calibration of the SD detector and various performance parameters obtained from the analysis of the first commissioning data will also be presented.

DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2309.06235
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik (ETP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 09.2023
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000162214
HGF-Programm 51.13.03 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Auger
Verlag arxiv
Schlagwörter High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE), Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
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