The South Pole Acoustic Test Setup: calibrations and lake test
2007 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, Vol. 81, 012016- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract. In order to detect the small neutrino fluxes expected at ultra-high energies, large volumes of materials have to be instrumented with inexpensive but sensitive acoustic sensors. The South Pole Acoustic Test Setup (SPATS) will be installed in the Antarctic ice during the polar season 2006/2007 after which the collected data will be used to reveal the acoustic properties of the South Polar ice cap. The developed piezoceramic based ultrasound sensors and transmitters that are part of this system have been extensively studied during calibration measurements in water, using a commercial hydrophone as reference. Also, a SPATS system test was accomplished in Lake Torneträsk, Abisko (Sweden). This allowed verification of the DAQ system, transmitter range and sensor performance. Here the results of the calibrations and the Abisko lake measurements are reported.
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2007. Vol. 81, 012016- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87929DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/81/1/012016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-87929DiVA: diva2:133937