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Title: The Pierre Auger Observatory Upgrade - Preliminary Design Report

The Pierre Auger Observatory has begun a major Upgrade of its already impressive capabilities, with an emphasis on improved mass composition determination using the surface detectors of the Observatory. Known as AugerPrime, the upgrade will include new 4 m2 plastic scintillator detectors on top of all 1660 water-Cherenkov detectors, updated and more flexible surface detector electronics, a large array of buried muon detectors, and an extended duty cycle for operations of the fluorescence detectors. This Preliminary Design Report was produced by the Collaboration in April 2015 as an internal document and information for funding agencies. It outlines the scientific and technical case for AugerPrime. We now release it to the public via the arXiv server. We invite you to review the large number of fundamental results already achieved by the Observatory and our plans for the future.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. Siegen (Germany); et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1250882
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1604.03637; FERMILAB--DESIGN-2016-05
1446723; TRN: US1601342
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
Pierre Auger Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; FLUORESCENCE; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; PLASTIC SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; DESIGN; MUON DETECTION; MASS RESOLUTION; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; FRENCH ORGANIZATIONS; OPTIMIZATION