Christian Sarmiento-Cano (Universidad Industrial de Santander)
The Space Weather program of the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) is based on the installation of single or small arrays of water-Cherenkov detectors (WCD) spanned across Latin America. The Guane Array is one of the LAGO detection network nodes and it is located in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia, at $986$ m a.s.l. The array is composed of three autonomous LAGO WCD installed at the vertices of a $105$ m side equilateral triangle. Each WCD is locally operated by a low power consumption single board computer and the first steps of the data analysis are done on board of the detector to reduce data transfer, as a test for the operation of WCD in remote sites. The array operates with two complementary analysis modes: the counting mode, a single particle technique implementation at each individual detector, and the shower mode, which allows the offline identification of spacetime correlated signals over the array. In this work it will be presented the capabilities, characterization and first results of the Guane Array.
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Arturo Núñez-Castiñeyra (University of Los Andes) Christian Sarmiento-Cano (Universidad Industrial de Santander) Hernan Asorey (Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica) Mr Jesus Peña (Universidad Industrial de Santander) Luis A. Núñez (University of Los Andes) Mauricio Suárez (Universidad Industrial de Santander)