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Issue No.04 - October-December (2010 vol.9)
pp: 43-47
Martin Merck , University of Wisconsin-Madison
ABSTRACT
IceCube is the largest Neutrino observatory currently in operations. Located at the geographical South Pole, the detector modules are deployed up to 2450m deep into the Antarctic ice. A combination of intelligent sensor modules and a farm of industry standard servers is used to operate the detector and reduce the data to accommodate the limited connectivity from the South Pole to the northern hemisphere. We give a detailed description of the technical implementation of the sensor modules, data acquisition system and filtering farm used in the IceCube experiment.
INDEX TERMS
distributed applications, sensor networks, astronomy, physics
CITATION
Martin Merck, "The IceCube Detector: A Large Sensor Network at the South Pole", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.9, no. 4, pp. 43-47, October-December 2010, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.85
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