We present the preliminary results obtained in the development of the new data acquisition system (DAQ) that will be used by the LAGO Collaboration. According to the requirements of the water Cherenkov detectors (WCD) used in LAGO, the new system must be capable of recording fast pulses (∼ ns) from a photomultiplier (PMT), control the high voltage level applied to it, in addition to monitoring the atmospheric conditions in which the data were taken. We show some of the figures of merit indicating the performance of the new system working with a WCD. The DAQ system is based on a commercial board plus a custom made interface board. The implementation includes scalers, sub-scalers, an automatic baseline correction algorithm, pressure & temperature sensing, geolocalization, an external trigger and the capability to set and monitor the high voltage applied to the PMT. The flexibility in the design of the system allows to adapt it to different particle detector technologies, such as silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs), resistive plate chambers (RPC) and scintillators. Preliminary results prove the validity, reliability and high performance of the system.
|Número de artículo
|Proceedings of Science
|Publicada - 2 jul. 2021
|36th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2019 - Madison, Estados Unidos
Duración: 24 jul. 2019 → 1 ago. 2019