Random vibration tests of the anticoincidence system of the PAMELA satellite experiment
2002 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 488, no 3, 536-542 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
PAMELA is a general purpose cosmic ray satellite experiment which will be launched early in 2003. An anticoincidence system surrounds the PAMELA silicon tracker to reject particles not clearly entering the acceptance of the experiment. The engineering model of the PAMELA anticounter system uses plastic scintillator which is read out by Hamamatsu R5900U photomultipliers. The anticounters have been subjected to the random vibration spectrum expected during the launch of PAMELA. The integrated amplitude experienced by the photomultipliers was O(20) g RMS. No degradation to the photomultiplier operation or mechanical assembly was observed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 488, no 3, 536-542 p.
photomultiplier, vibrations, space experiment, PAMELA, dark-matter
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21870ISI: 000177829600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-21870DiVA: diva2:340568
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved