Data acquisition for the Helium and Lead Observatory

Michael A. Schumaker, Axel Boeltzig, Tom H. Burritt, Charles A. Duba, Fraser A. Duncan, Jacques Farine, Alec Habig, Andrew Hime, Mark A. Howe, Alicja Kielbik, Christine Kraus, Kurt Nicholson, R. G.Hamish Robertson, Kate Scholberg, Jeff Secrest, Taylor C. Shantz, Clarence J. Virtue, John F. Wilkerson, Stanley Yen, Kai Zuber

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Abstract

The Helium and Lead Observatory (HALO) is a dedicated supernova detector constructed in the underground facilities at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Canada. It is designed to detect neutrinos from a supernova within the Milky Way galaxy using lead blocks and 3He neutron detectors. Analysis of supernova neutrino events can produce new discoveries in astrophysics and fundamental particle physics. HALO will be a participant in the Supernova Early Warning System (SNEWS), which will rely on the time delay between neutrino emission and visible light emission to provide notification to astronomers of an imminent observable supernova. This article discusses the data acquisition system of HALO, including the software ORCA, electronics components, data flow, and the design of the high-voltage and signal connections for the 3He neutron detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
Pages1860-1865
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2010Nov 6 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

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