The data acquisition system of the Stockholm Educational Air Shower Array
2005 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, ISSN 0018-9499, E-ISSN 1558-1578, Vol. 52, no 6, 2801-2809 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Stockholm Educational Air Shower Array (SEASA) project is deploying an array of plastic scintillator detector stations on school roofs in the Stockholm area. Signals from GPS satellites are used to time synchronise signals from the widely separated detector stations, allowing cosmic ray air showers to be identified and studied. A low-cost and highly scalable data acquisition system has been produced using embedded Linux processors which communicate station data to a central server running a MySQL database. Air shower data can be visualised in real-time using a Java-applet client. It is also possible to query the database and manage detector stations from the client. In this paper, the design and performance of the system are described.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 52, no 6, 2801-2809 p.
air showers, cosmic rays, high schools
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-15323DOI: 10.1109/tns.2005.862784ISI: 000235371900013ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33144457832OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-15323DiVA: diva2:333364
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