Apr 22 – 24, 2008
Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon
Europe/Paris timezone

Commodity, FPGA based, front end electronics for underwater neutrino telescopes

Apr 23, 2008, 9:10 AM
10m
Salle Colbert (Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon)

Salle Colbert

Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon

Palais des Congrès Neptune Place de Besagne Centre Commercial Mayol
Contributed talk Parallel Session on Engineering for deep deployment neutrino telescopes Parallel session on Engineering for deep deployment neutrino telescopes

Speaker

Mr Theodoros Athanasopoulos (NOA / IAF Nestor)

Description

Usually the front end electronics required for a neutrino telescope, are electronics that perform waveform capture of analogue signals, optionally enforcement of a local triggering algorithm and transmission of the data to the shore. We show how a commodity system which employs COTS devices, like FADCs and FPGAs, can be used to perform such tasks to be used for multiple OMs' synchronous signal digitization at 250Ms/s with 8 - bit resolution. The transmission link to shore is implemented via a standard communication protocol (Gbit Ethernet through fibre). We describe the hardware and preliminary results from tests carried out at the Nestor Institute for Astroparticle Physics.

Primary author

Mr Theodoros Athanasopoulos (NOA / IAF Nestor)

Presentation materials