Studies of a full-scale mechanical prototype line for the ANTARES neutrino telescope and tests of a prototype instrument for deep-sea acoustic measurements

M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, A. Albert, F. Ameli, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, F. Ardellier-Desages, E. Aslanides, J. J. Aubert, R. Auer, E. Barbarito, S. Basa, M. Battaglieri, M. Bazzotti, Y. Becherini, N. Béthoux, J. Beltramelli, V. Bertin, A. BigiM. Billault, R. Blaes, N. de Botton, M. C. Bouwhuis, R. Bruijn, J. Brunner, G. F. Burgio, J. Busto, F. Cafagna, L. Caillat, A. Calzas, A. Capone, L. Caponetto, E. Carmona, J. Carr, D. Castel, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, A. Ceres, P. Charvis, P. Chauchot, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, J. Y. Coail, C. Colnard, C. Compére, R. Coniglione, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, S. Cuneo, A. S. Cussatlegras, G. Damy, R. van Dantzig, G. DeBonis, C. De Marzo, R. De Vita, I. Dekeyser, E. Delagnes, D. Denans, A. Deschamps, J. X. Dessa, J. J. Destelle, B. Dinkespieler, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, J. F. Drogou, F. Druillole, D. Durand, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, E. Falchini, S. Favard, F. Fehr, F. Feinstein, C. Fiorello, V. Flaminio, K. Fratini, J. L. Fuda, S. Galeotti, J. M. Gallone, G. Giacomelli, N. Girard, C. Gojak, Ph Goret, K. Graf, F. Guilloux, G. Hallewell, M. N. Harakeh, B. Hartmann, A. Heijboer, E. Heine, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, J. Hößl, C. Hoffman, J. Hogenbirk, J. R. Hubbard, M. Jaquet, M. Jaspers, M. de Jong, F. Jouvenot, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, A. Kappes, T. Karg, U. Katz, P. Keller, J. P. Kneib, E. Kok, H. Kok, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, A. Kruijer, S. Kuch, P. Lagier, R. Lahmann, G. Lamanna, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, J. C. Languillat, H. Laschinsky, J. Lavalle, Y. Le Guen, H. Le Provost, A. Le Van Suu, D. Lefévre, T. Legou, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, G. Loaec, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, F. Lucarelli, V. Lyashuk, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, R. Masullo, F. Mazéas, A. Mazure, R. Megna, M. Melissas, E. Migneco, M. Mongelli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, Holger Martin Motz, M. Musumeci, C. Naumann, M. Naumann-Godo, V. Niess, A. Noble, C. Olivetto, R. Ostasch, N. Palanque-Delabrouille, P. Payre, H. Z. Peek, A. Perez, C. Petta, P. Piattelli, R. Pillet, J. P. Pineau, J. Poinsignon, V. Popa, T. Pradier, C. Racca, N. Randazzo, J. van Randwijk, D. Real, M. Regnier, B. van Rens, F. Réthoré, P. Rewiersma, G. Riccobene, V. Rigaud, M. Ripani, V. Roca, C. Roda, J. F. Rolin, A. Rostovtsev, J. Roux, M. Ruppi, G. V. Russo, G. Rusydi, F. Salesa, K. Salomon, P. Sapienza, F. Schmitt, J. P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, I. Sokalski, T. Spona, M. Spurio, G. van der Steenhoven, T. Stolarczyk, K. Streeb, L. Sulak, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, C. Tao, L. Tasca, G. Terreni, F. Urbano, P. Valdy, V. Valente, B. Vallage, G. Vaudaine, G. Venekamp, B. Verlaat, P. Vernin, R. van Wijk, G. Wijnker, G. Wobbe, E. de Wolf, A. F. Yao, D. Zaborov, H. Zaccone, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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Abstract

A full-scale mechanical prototype line was deployed to a depth of 2500 m to test the leak tightness of the electronics containers and the pressure-resistant properties of an electromechanical cable under evaluation for use in the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope. During a month-long immersion study, line parameter data were taken using miniature autonomous data loggers and shore-based optical time domain reflectometry. Details of the mechanical prototype line, the electromechanical cable and data acquisition are presented. Data taken during the immersion study revealed deficiencies in the pressure resistance of the electromechanical cable terminations at the entry points to the electronics containers. The improvements to the termination, which have been integrated into subsequent detection lines, are discussed. The line also allowed deep-sea acoustic measurements with a prototype hydrophone system. The technical setup of this system is described, and the first results of the data analysis are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-708
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume581
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • ANTARES
  • Electromechanical cable
  • Leak detection
  • Optical time domain reflectometry
  • Sea deployment
  • Underwater neutrino telescope

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Studies of a full-scale mechanical prototype line for the ANTARES neutrino telescope and tests of a prototype instrument for deep-sea acoustic measurements. / Ageron, M.; Aguilar, J. A.; Albert, A.; Ameli, F.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Anvar, S.; Ardellier-Desages, F.; Aslanides, E.; Aubert, J. J.; Auer, R.; Barbarito, E.; Basa, S.; Battaglieri, M.; Bazzotti, M.; Becherini, Y.; Béthoux, N.; Beltramelli, J.; Bertin, V.; Bigi, A.; Billault, M.; Blaes, R.; de Botton, N.; Bouwhuis, M. C.; Bruijn, R.; Brunner, J.; Burgio, G. F.; Busto, J.; Cafagna, F.; Caillat, L.; Calzas, A.; Capone, A.; Caponetto, L.; Carmona, E.; Carr, J.; Castel, D.; Castorina, E.; Cavasinni, V.; Cecchini, S.; Ceres, A.; Charvis, P.; Chauchot, P.; Chiarusi, T.; Circella, M.; Coail, J. Y.; Colnard, C.; Compére, C.; Coniglione, R.; Cottini, N.; Coyle, P.; Cuneo, S.; Cussatlegras, A. S.; Damy, G.; van Dantzig, R.; DeBonis, G.; De Marzo, C.; De Vita, R.; Dekeyser, I.; Delagnes, E.; Denans, D.; Deschamps, A.; Dessa, J. X.; Destelle, J. J.; Dinkespieler, B.; Distefano, C.; Donzaud, C.; Drogou, J. F.; Druillole, F.; Durand, D.; Ernenwein, J. P.; Escoffier, S.; Falchini, E.; Favard, S.; Fehr, F.; Feinstein, F.; Fiorello, C.; Flaminio, V.; Fratini, K.; Fuda, J. L.; Galeotti, S.; Gallone, J. M.; Giacomelli, G.; Girard, N.; Gojak, C.; Goret, Ph; Graf, K.; Guilloux, F.; Hallewell, G.; Harakeh, M. N.; Hartmann, B.; Heijboer, A.; Heine, E.; Hello, Y.; Hernández-Rey, J. J.; Hößl, J.; Hoffman, C.; Hogenbirk, J.; Hubbard, J. R.; Jaquet, M.; Jaspers, M.; de Jong, M.; Jouvenot, F.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kappes, A.; Karg, T.; Katz, U.; Keller, P.; Kneib, J. P.; Kok, E.; Kok, H.; Kooijman, P.; Kopper, C.; Kouchner, A.; Kretschmer, W.; Kruijer, A.; Kuch, S.; Lagier, P.; Lahmann, R.; Lamanna, G.; Lamare, P.; Lambard, G.; Languillat, J. C.; Laschinsky, H.; Lavalle, J.; Le Guen, Y.; Le Provost, H.; Le Van Suu, A.; Lefévre, D.; Legou, T.; Lelaizant, G.; Lim, G.; Lo Presti, D.; Loaec, G.; Loehner, H.; Loucatos, S.; Louis, F.; Lucarelli, F.; Lyashuk, V.; Mangano, S.; Marcelin, M.; Margiotta, A.; Masullo, R.; Mazéas, F.; Mazure, A.; Megna, R.; Melissas, M.; Migneco, E.; Mongelli, M.; Montaruli, T.; Morganti, M.; Moscoso, L.; Motz, Holger Martin; Musumeci, M.; Naumann, C.; Naumann-Godo, M.; Niess, V.; Noble, A.; Olivetto, C.; Ostasch, R.; Palanque-Delabrouille, N.; Payre, P.; Peek, H. Z.; Perez, A.; Petta, C.; Piattelli, P.; Pillet, R.; Pineau, J. P.; Poinsignon, J.; Popa, V.; Pradier, T.; Racca, C.; Randazzo, N.; van Randwijk, J.; Real, D.; Regnier, M.; van Rens, B.; Réthoré, F.; Rewiersma, P.; Riccobene, G.; Rigaud, V.; Ripani, M.; Roca, V.; Roda, C.; Rolin, J. F.; Rostovtsev, A.; Roux, J.; Ruppi, M.; Russo, G. V.; Rusydi, G.; Salesa, F.; Salomon, K.; Sapienza, P.; Schmitt, F.; Schuller, J. P.; Shanidze, R.; Sokalski, I.; Spona, T.; Spurio, M.; van der Steenhoven, G.; Stolarczyk, T.; Streeb, K.; Sulak, L.; Taiuti, M.; Tamburini, C.; Tao, C.; Tasca, L.; Terreni, G.; Urbano, F.; Valdy, P.; Valente, V.; Vallage, B.; Vaudaine, G.; Venekamp, G.; Verlaat, B.; Vernin, P.; van Wijk, R.; Wijnker, G.; Wobbe, G.; de Wolf, E.; Yao, A. F.; Zaborov, D.; Zaccone, H.; Zornoza, J. D.; Zúñiga, J.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 581, No. 3, 01.11.2007, p. 695-708.

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Ageron, M, Aguilar, JA, Albert, A, Ameli, F, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardellier-Desages, F, Aslanides, E, Aubert, JJ, Auer, R, Barbarito, E, Basa, S, Battaglieri, M, Bazzotti, M, Becherini, Y, Béthoux, N, Beltramelli, J, Bertin, V, Bigi, A, Billault, M, Blaes, R, de Botton, N, Bouwhuis, MC, Bruijn, R, Brunner, J, Burgio, GF, Busto, J, Cafagna, F, Caillat, L, Calzas, A, Capone, A, Caponetto, L, Carmona, E, Carr, J, Castel, D, Castorina, E, Cavasinni, V, Cecchini, S, Ceres, A, Charvis, P, Chauchot, P, Chiarusi, T, Circella, M, Coail, JY, Colnard, C, Compére, C, Coniglione, R, Cottini, N, Coyle, P, Cuneo, S, Cussatlegras, AS, Damy, G, van Dantzig, R, DeBonis, G, De Marzo, C, De Vita, R, Dekeyser, I, Delagnes, E, Denans, D, Deschamps, A, Dessa, JX, Destelle, JJ, Dinkespieler, B, Distefano, C, Donzaud, C, Drogou, JF, Druillole, F, Durand, D, Ernenwein, JP, Escoffier, S, Falchini, E, Favard, S, Fehr, F, Feinstein, F, Fiorello, C, Flaminio, V, Fratini, K, Fuda, JL, Galeotti, S, Gallone, JM, Giacomelli, G, Girard, N, Gojak, C, Goret, P, Graf, K, Guilloux, F, Hallewell, G, Harakeh, MN, Hartmann, B, Heijboer, A, Heine, E, Hello, Y, Hernández-Rey, JJ, Hößl, J, Hoffman, C, Hogenbirk, J, Hubbard, JR, Jaquet, M, Jaspers, M, de Jong, M, Jouvenot, F, Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N, Kappes, A, Karg, T, Katz, U, Keller, P, Kneib, JP, Kok, E, Kok, H, Kooijman, P, Kopper, C, Kouchner, A, Kretschmer, W, Kruijer, A, Kuch, S, Lagier, P, Lahmann, R, Lamanna, G, Lamare, P, Lambard, G, Languillat, JC, Laschinsky, H, Lavalle, J, Le Guen, Y, Le Provost, H, Le Van Suu, A, Lefévre, D, Legou, T, Lelaizant, G, Lim, G, Lo Presti, D, Loaec, G, Loehner, H, Loucatos, S, Louis, F, Lucarelli, F, Lyashuk, V, Mangano, S, Marcelin, M, Margiotta, A, Masullo, R, Mazéas, F, Mazure, A, Megna, R, Melissas, M, Migneco, E, Mongelli, M, Montaruli, T, Morganti, M, Moscoso, L, Motz, HM, Musumeci, M, Naumann, C, Naumann-Godo, M, Niess, V, Noble, A, Olivetto, C, Ostasch, R, Palanque-Delabrouille, N, Payre, P, Peek, HZ, Perez, A, Petta, C, Piattelli, P, Pillet, R, Pineau, JP, Poinsignon, J, Popa, V, Pradier, T, Racca, C, Randazzo, N, van Randwijk, J, Real, D, Regnier, M, van Rens, B, Réthoré, F, Rewiersma, P, Riccobene, G, Rigaud, V, Ripani, M, Roca, V, Roda, C, Rolin, JF, Rostovtsev, A, Roux, J, Ruppi, M, Russo, GV, Rusydi, G, Salesa, F, Salomon, K, Sapienza, P, Schmitt, F, Schuller, JP, Shanidze, R, Sokalski, I, Spona, T, Spurio, M, van der Steenhoven, G, Stolarczyk, T, Streeb, K, Sulak, L, Taiuti, M, Tamburini, C, Tao, C, Tasca, L, Terreni, G, Urbano, F, Valdy, P, Valente, V, Vallage, B, Vaudaine, G, Venekamp, G, Verlaat, B, Vernin, P, van Wijk, R, Wijnker, G, Wobbe, G, de Wolf, E, Yao, AF, Zaborov, D, Zaccone, H, Zornoza, JD & Zúñiga, J 2007, 'Studies of a full-scale mechanical prototype line for the ANTARES neutrino telescope and tests of a prototype instrument for deep-sea acoustic measurements', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 581, no. 3, pp. 695-708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2007.08.148
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PY - 2007/11/1

Y1 - 2007/11/1

N2 - A full-scale mechanical prototype line was deployed to a depth of 2500 m to test the leak tightness of the electronics containers and the pressure-resistant properties of an electromechanical cable under evaluation for use in the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope. During a month-long immersion study, line parameter data were taken using miniature autonomous data loggers and shore-based optical time domain reflectometry. Details of the mechanical prototype line, the electromechanical cable and data acquisition are presented. Data taken during the immersion study revealed deficiencies in the pressure resistance of the electromechanical cable terminations at the entry points to the electronics containers. The improvements to the termination, which have been integrated into subsequent detection lines, are discussed. The line also allowed deep-sea acoustic measurements with a prototype hydrophone system. The technical setup of this system is described, and the first results of the data analysis are presented.

AB - A full-scale mechanical prototype line was deployed to a depth of 2500 m to test the leak tightness of the electronics containers and the pressure-resistant properties of an electromechanical cable under evaluation for use in the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope. During a month-long immersion study, line parameter data were taken using miniature autonomous data loggers and shore-based optical time domain reflectometry. Details of the mechanical prototype line, the electromechanical cable and data acquisition are presented. Data taken during the immersion study revealed deficiencies in the pressure resistance of the electromechanical cable terminations at the entry points to the electronics containers. The improvements to the termination, which have been integrated into subsequent detection lines, are discussed. The line also allowed deep-sea acoustic measurements with a prototype hydrophone system. The technical setup of this system is described, and the first results of the data analysis are presented.

KW - ANTARES

KW - Electromechanical cable

KW - Leak detection

KW - Optical time domain reflectometry

KW - Sea deployment

KW - Underwater neutrino telescope

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U2 - 10.1016/j.nima.2007.08.148

DO - 10.1016/j.nima.2007.08.148

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:35348951603

VL - 581

SP - 695

EP - 708

JO - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

JF - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

SN - 0168-9002

IS - 3

ER -