22-24 May 2013
Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Prototyping Phase of the BAIKAL-GVD Project

23 May 2013, 13:00
20m
Aula Edoardo Amaldi (first floor) (Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy)

Aula Edoardo Amaldi (first floor)

Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

Speaker

Prof. Zhan-Arys Dzhilkibaev (Institute for Nuclear Research)

Description

The construction of a km3-scale neutrino telescope – the Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD) in Lake Baikal – is the central goal of the Baikal collaboration. During the R&D phase of the GVD project in 2008–2010 years the basic elements of GVD – new optical modules, FADC readout units, underwater communications and trigger systems – have been developed, produced and tested in situ by long-term operating prototype strings in Lake Baikal. The Prototyping Phase of the GVD project has been started in April 2011 with the deployment of a three string engineering array which comprises all basic elements and systems of the GVD-telescope in Lake Baikal. This array has been continuously upgraded in 2012 and 2013. We review the results obtained during the Prototyping Phase of the BAIKAL-GVD project realization.

Primary author

Prof. Zhan-Arys Dzhilkibaev (Institute for Nuclear Research)

Presentation Materials