July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Upgrade of a data acquisition system for SciBar Cosmic Ray Telescope (SciCRT) at Mt. Sierra Negra, Mexico

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 160
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 2 CR


Yoshinori Sasai (Nagoya University)


SciCRT (SciBar Cosmic Ray Telescope) is a new project to observe cosmic rays via a full active scintillator tracker. Our aim is to detect high energy solar neutrons produced by the interaction between accelerated ions and the solar atmosphere and to observe the anisotropy of galactic cosmic-ray muons. In the previous ICRC in Brazil, we reported that the detector has been installed at Mt. Sierra Negra (4,600 m above sea level) in April, 2013. We also reported that the current VME-based data acquisition (DAQ) system does not have enough ability to deal with all the galactic cosmic-ray background neutrons at such a high altitude mountain. Moreover the readout noise makes the current DAQ process complicated. Therefore we have developed a fast readout DAQ system, optimized to our experimental environment with the KEK electronics system group. We employed a hardware-based network processor (SiTCP) developed for high energy physics. We have developed a brand-new back-end board based SiTCP and tested it at Mt. Sierra Negra in 2014. Then we determined the final design for the new back-end board. We plan to replace the muon and a part of the neutron DAQ system with the new DAQ system in the middle of 2015. We will introduce the configuration of the new DAQ system and report new results from the experiment with the new DAQ system at Mt. Sierra Negra, which is planned to be installed in June 2015.
Collaboration -- not specified --
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 759

Primary author

Yoshinori Sasai (Nagoya University)


Dr Akitoshi Oshima (Chubu University) Mr Alejandro Hurtado (UNAM) Dr Chihiro Kato (Shinshu University) Mr Diego Lopez (Nagoya University) Mr Ernesto Ortiz (UNAM) Dr Harufumi Tsuchiya (JAEA) Dr Hiroshi Kojima (AIT) Dr Hisanori Takamaru (Chubu University) Prof. Jose Valdés-Galicia (UNAM) Prof. Kazuoki Munakata (Shinshu University) Dr Kyoko Watanabe (JAXA) Dr Luis Xavier González (UNAM) Prof. Manobu Tanaka (KEK) Mr Marcos Anzorena (UNAM) Mr Masahiro Ikeno (KEK) Mr Masayoshi Kozai (Shinshu University) Mr Octavio Musalem (UNAM) Mr Rikiya Hikimochi (Nagoya University) Mr Roberto Taylor (UNAM) Ms Rocio Garcia (UNAM) Prof. Shoichi Shibata (Chubu University) Mr Takaaki Nakajima (Shinshu University) Dr Takashi Sako (Nagoya University) Dr Tatsumi Koi (SLAC) Mr Tetsuya Kawabata (Nagoya University) Dr Tomohisa Uchida (KEK) Mr Yoshiaki Nakamura (Shinshu University) Prof. Yoshitaka Itow (Nagoya University) Dr Yutaka Matsubara (Nagoya University)

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