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Title: A first calibration study for PINGU at DESY

PINGU, the Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade, aims at lowering the neutrino detection threshold of the IceCube neutrino telescope to a few GeV by adding new in-fill strings to the existing IceCube/DeepCore array. The main goal of the upgrade is to provide sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy utilizing atmospheric neutrinos. Precision reconstruction of the neutrino direction and energy, which is a prerequisite for the determination of the mass hierarchy, requires accurate in-situ calibration and monitoring of the PINGU digital optical modules (PDOMs) and high-level control of systematic effects like those caused by uncertainties in the optical ice properties and sensitivity of the PDOM in ice. These proceedings present an early status of calibration studies for PINGU performed at DESY.
Authors:
 [1] ;
  1. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Zeuthen, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390620
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1630; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: VLVvT 13: 6. International Workshop on Very Large Volumte Neutrino Telescopes, Stockholm (Sweden), 5-7 Aug 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CALIBRATION; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; DESY; GEV RANGE; ICE; MONITORING; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINOS; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SENSITIVITY; TELESCOPE COUNTERS