Jul 12 – 23, 2021
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Hardware Development for the Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland (RNO-G)

Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
1h 30m


Poster NU | Neutrinos & Muons Discussion


Daniel Smith (University of Chicago)


The Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland (RNO-G) is designed to make the first observations of ultra-high energy neutrinos at energies above 10 PeV, playing a unique role in multi-messenger astrophysics as the world's largest in-ice Askaryan radio detection array. The experiment will be composed of 35 autonomous stations deployed over a 5 x 6 km grid near NSF Summit Station in Greenland. The electronics chain of each station is optimized for sensitivity and low power, incorporating 100 - 600 MHz RF antennas at both the surface and in ice boreholes, low-noise amplifiers, custom RF-over-fiber systems, and an FPGA-based phased array trigger. Each station will operate at 25 W, allowing for a live time of ~70% from a solar power system. The communications system is composed of a high-bandwidth LTE network and an ultra-low power LoRaWAN network. I will also present on the calibration and DAQ systems, as well as status of the first deployment of 10 stations in Summer 2021.


Neutrino Observatory; Hardware; Radio; Antenna; RF; Ice; Greenland

Subcategory Experimental Methods & Instrumentation
other Collaboration RNO-G
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Daniel Smith (University of Chicago)

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