Hydrophone calibration based on microcontrollers for acoustic detection of UHE neutrinos

Ooppakaew, Wichian and Danaher, Sean (2012) Hydrophone calibration based on microcontrollers for acoustic detection of UHE neutrinos. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 662 (1). S249-S253. ISSN 0168-9002

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2010.11.142

Abstract

This paper discusses hydrophonecalibration for generation of artificial Ultra High Energy (UHE) neutrino-induced pulses. Signal processing techniques are applied to hydrophone modelling. A bipolar acoustic generation module is built using PIC microcontrollers for processing and control. The NI-USB6211 commercial module is used for comparison. The modelling is compared to experimental data generated in a laboratory water tank. The result from simulation and experiment are compared, showing excellent agreement. This opens the way to excite steerable hydrophone arrays, which was not possible with previous hardware.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrophonecalibration, acousticdetection, UHE neutrinos, microcontroller
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:16
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5514

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