7-10 June 2016
Groningen, Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Development of an acoustic sensor for the future IceCube-Gen2 detector for neutrino detection and position calibration

8 Jun 2016, 12:25
Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen, Netherlands

Hampshire Plaza Hotel
Contributed talk Presentations


Dirk Heinen (RWTH Aachen University)


In the planned high-energy extension of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the deep ice at the geographical South Pole the spacing of detector modules will be increased with respect to IceCube. Because of these larger distances the quality of the optical geometry calibration is expected to deteriorate. To counter this an independent acoustic geometry calibration system based on trilateration is introduced. Such an acoustic positioning system (APS) has already been developed for the Enceladus Explorer Project (EnEx), initiated by the DLR Space Administration. In order to integrate such APS-sensors into the IceCube detector the power consumption needs to be minimized. In addition, the frequency response of the front-end electronics is optimized for positioning as well as the acoustic detection of neutrinos. The new design of the acoustic sensor and results of test measurements with an IceCube detector module will be presented.

Primary author

Stefan Wickmann (RWTH Aachen University)


Christopher Wiebusch (RWTH Aachen University) Dirk Heinen (RWTH Aachen University) Dmitry Eliseev (RWTH Aachen University) Franziska Scholz (RWTH Aachen University) Lars Steffen Weinstock (RWTH Aachen University) Martin Rongen (RWTH Aachen University) Peter Linder (RWTH Aachen University) Simon Zierke (RWTH Aachen University)

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