The deep-sea hub of the ANTARES neutrino telescope

Type Article
Date 2006-11
Language English
Author(s) Anghinolfi Marco1, Calzas A2, Dinkespiler B2, Cuneo S3, Favard S2, Hallewell Greg2, Jaquet M2, Musumeci M3, Papaleo R3, Raia G3, Valdy Pierre4, Vernin P5
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Mediterranee, Ctr Phys Particules Marseille, CNRS, IN2P3, F-13288 Marseille, France.
2 : Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Genova, I-16146 Genoa, Italy.
3 : INFN, Lab Nazl Sud, I-95123 Catania, Italy.
4 : IFREMER, Ctr La Seyne, F-83500 La Seyne Sur Mer, France.
5 : CEA Saclay, DAPNIA, DSM, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France.
Source Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators (0168-9002) (Elsevier), 2006-11 , Vol. 567 , N. 2 , P. 527-530
DOI 10.1016/j.nima.2006.05.212
WOS© Times Cited 5
Keyword(s) Slow control system, Power distribution, Underwater neutrino telescope
Abstract The ANTARES neutrino telescope, currently under construction at 2500 in depth off the French Mediterranean coast, will contain 12 detection lines, powered and read out through a deep-sea junction box (JB) hub. Electrical energy from the shore station is distributed through a transformer with multiple secondary windings and a plugboard with 16 deep sea-mateable electro-optic connectors. Connections are made to the JB outputs using manned or remotely operated submersible vehicles. The triply redundant power management and slow control system is based on two identical AC-powered systems, communicating with the shore through 160 Mb/s fibre G-links and a third battery-powered system using a slower link.

We describe the power and slow control systems of the underwater hub. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Anghinolfi Marco, Calzas A, Dinkespiler B, Cuneo S, Favard S, Hallewell Greg, Jaquet M, Musumeci M, Papaleo R, Raia G, Valdy Pierre, Vernin P (2006). The deep-sea hub of the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, 567(2), 527-530. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :