14-16 September 2015
University "La Sapienza", Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

The KM3NeT-IT Tower data acquisition and data transport electronics

15 Sep 2015, 14:33
Aula Rasetti, 2nd floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Rasetti, 2nd floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy


Carlo Alessandro Nicolau (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)


The KM3NeT European project has entered the production stage of a large volume neutrino telescope that will be deployed at about 100 km off the Sicily coast. The forthcoming installation includes 24 strings, equipped with multi-PMT optical modules, and 8 towers. The KM3NeT tower design is based on the NEMO Phase-2 prototype tower, deployed in March 2013. In order to optimize production costs, power consumption, usability and to simplify calibration procedures, the whole electronics chain has been re-engineered and partially redesigned by taking advantage of the previously gained experience and technological progress. The aim of this contribution is to give a description of electronics, including front-end, data transport and clock distribution systems, and data acquisition, of the KM3NeT towers.

Primary author

Carlo Alessandro Nicolau (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)


Antonio Capone (Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT)) Chiara Perrina ("La Sapienza" University of Roma & INFN) Dr Fabrizio Ameli (INFN) Francesco Simeone (INFN) Giulia De Bonis

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