3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Radioactive source deployment system for the calibration of the SuperNEMO detector

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
2h
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session

Speakers

Josh Bryant (University of Texas at Austin) Mr Ramon Salazar (University of Texas at Austin)

Description

An automatic source deployment system has been developed to introduce radioactive sources into the SuperNEMO detector for the purpose of calibration. A series of 6 plumb bobs are hung from long wires which contain a number of well characterized sources throughout their length. These sources are introduced using 6 stepper motors in a fully automated process which is both prompt and accurate. The position of the plumb bobs is known using a series of laser sensors which can stop the plumb bobs with a precision of $120\mu m$. Control and monitoring of the system is achieved using a National Instruments compactRIO which allows visual feedback through a graphical interface as well as remote access.

Primary authors

Josh Bryant (University of Texas at Austin) Mr Ramon Salazar (University of Texas at Austin)

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