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Title: Expanding the HAWC Observatory

Abstract

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory is expanding its current array of 300 water tanks to include 350 outrigger tanks to increase sensitivity to gamma rays above 10 TeV. This involves creating and testing hardware with which to build the new tanks, including photomultiplier tubes, high voltage supply units, and flash analog to digital converters. My responsibilities this summer included preparing, testing and calibrating that equipment.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE Science Undergraduate Lab. Internships (SULI) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1304793
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-26382
TRN: US1601796
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS; GAMMA CAMERAS; TANKS; WATER; TEV RANGE 10-100; PHOTOMULTIPLIERS; TESTING; CALIBRATION; POWER SUPPLIES; ALTITUDE; SENSITIVITY; MEXICO; Astronomy; Astrophysics

Citation Formats

Mori, Johanna. Expanding the HAWC Observatory. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1304793.
Mori, Johanna. Expanding the HAWC Observatory. United States. doi:10.2172/1304793.
Mori, Johanna. Wed . "Expanding the HAWC Observatory". United States. doi:10.2172/1304793. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1304793.
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abstractNote = {The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory is expanding its current array of 300 water tanks to include 350 outrigger tanks to increase sensitivity to gamma rays above 10 TeV. This involves creating and testing hardware with which to build the new tanks, including photomultiplier tubes, high voltage supply units, and flash analog to digital converters. My responsibilities this summer included preparing, testing and calibrating that equipment.},
doi = {10.2172/1304793},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 17 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Aug 17 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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