12-14 October 2011
Physics Lecture Hall
Europe/Berlin timezone

Development of a compact acoustic calibrator for ultra-high energy neutrino detection

12 Oct 2011, 15:45
HH (Physics Lecture Hall)


Physics Lecture Hall

Hörsaalgebäude - Staudtstraße 5 - 91058 Erlangen - Germany
Calibration Parallel Session 3


Ms Silvia Adrián (Antares-UPV)


With the aim to optimize and test the acoustic detection of ultra-high energy neutrinos in underwater telescopes, we have developed a compact acoustic transmitter array able to reproduce the acoustic signature of UHE neutrino based on the parametric acoustic sources effect. We present different R&D studies to show the viability of the parametric sources technique to deal with the difficulties of generating the acoustic signal (a very directive transient bipolar signal with ‘pancake’ directivity). The design, building and characterization of the prototype is described, including theoretical simulations of several waveforms propagation at km range the experimental measures in a pool. Following these studies, next steps will be to test the device in situ, in underwater neutrino telescopes or from a vessel in Sea Campaigns.

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Ms Silvia Adrián (Antares-UPV)


Carlos Llorens alvarez (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) Giuseppina Larosa (University of Valencia-Gandía) Juan Antonio Martínez-Mora (Antares-UPV) Manuel Bou-Cabo (Antares-UPV) Miguel Ardid (UPV)

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