Münster 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
T 107.10: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 30. März 2017, 19:00–19:15, H 2
Testing the POCAM Prototype in the Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD) of Lake Baikal — •Antonio Becerra Esteban, Michael Böhmer, Andreas Gärtner, Roman Gernhäuser, Felix Henningsen, Kilian Holzapfel, Kai Krings, Laszlo Papps, Irene Sorano, and Elisa Resconi for the IceCube collaboration — TUM (ECP), München, Deutschland
The first working prototype of the Precision Optical Calibration Module (POCAM) is going to be deployed in the Baikal Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD) in early 2017. The POCAM is an isotropic nanosecond light pulser, designated for high-precision calibration of systematic uncertainties in the IceCube-Gen2 Upgrade. In collaboration with the Baikal-GVD team the goal of this deployment is two folded: from one side we intend to test the functionalities of the POCAM under realistic conditions, on the other hand we aim to contribute to the calibration of the GVD detector. We will report the developement of the prototype, including component selection and testing environment together with the preparations for the GVD deployment.