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Status of the Baikal-GVD project

Avrorin, A.V. (Moscow, INR) ; Aynutdinov, V.M. (Moscow, INR) ; Bannasch, R. (Unlisted, DE) ; Belolaptikov, I.A. (Dubna, JINR) ; Bogorodsky, D.Yu. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Brudanin, V.B. (Dubna, JINR) ; Budnev, N.M. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Danilchenko, I.A. (Moscow, INR) ; Domogatsky, G.V. (Moscow, INR) ; Doroshenko, A.A. (Moscow, INR) ; Dyachok, A.N. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Dzhilkibaev, Zh.A.M. (Moscow, INR) ; Fialkovsky, S.V. (Nizhnii Novgorod State Tech. U.) ; Gaponenko, O.N. (Moscow, INR) ; Golubkov, K.V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Gress, O.A. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Gress, T.I. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Grishin, O.G. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Kebkal, K.G. (Unlisted, DE) ; Kebkal, A.G. (Unlisted, DE) ; Klabukov, A.M. (Moscow, INR) ; Klimov, A.I. (Kurchatov Inst., Moscow) ; Konishchev, K.V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Korobchenko, A.V. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Koshechkin, A.P. (Moscow, INR) ; Koshel, F.K. (Moscow, INR) ; Kozhin, V.A. (SINP, Moscow) ; Kulepov, V.F. (Nizhnii Novgorod State Tech. U.) ; Kuleshov, D.A. (Moscow, INR) ; Kuzmichev, L.A. (SINP, Moscow) ; Ljashuk, V.I. (Moscow, INR) ; Mikheev, S.P. (Moscow, INR) ; Milenin, M.B. (Nizhnii Novgorod State Tech. U.) ; Mirgazov, R.A. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Osipova, E.R. (SINP, Moscow) ; Pakhorukov, A.L. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Panfilov, A.I. (Moscow, INR) ; Pankov, A.L. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Pankov, L.V. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Perevalov, A.A. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Petukhov, D.A. (Moscow, INR) ; Pliskovsky, E.N. (Dubna, JINR) ; Poleshuk, V.A. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Popova, E.G. (SINP, Moscow) ; Rozanov, M.I. (St. Petersburg, Marine Tech U.) ; Rubtsov, V.F. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Rjabov, E.V. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Shaybonov, B.A. (Dubna, JINR) ; Shirokov, A.V. (SINP, Moscow) ; Sheifler, A.A. (Dubna, JINR) ; Skurikhin, A.V. (SINP, Moscow) ; Spiering, Ch. (DESY, Zeuthen) ; Suvorova, O.V. (Moscow, INR) ; Tarashchansky, B.A. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Yagunov, A.S. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Zagorodnikov, A.V. (Irkutsk State U.) ; Zhukov, V.A. (Moscow, INR) ; Zurbanov, V.L. (Irkutsk State U.)

Published in: Nucl.Instrum.Meth.
Year: 2012
Vol.: A692
Page No: 46-52
Pages: 7

Abstract: The construction of a km^3-scale neutrino telescope - the Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD) in Lake Baikal - is the central goal of the Baikal collaboration. During the R&D phase of the GVD project in 2008-2010 years the basic elements of GVD - new optical modules, FADC readout units, underwater communications and trigger systems - have been developed, produced and tested in situ by long-term operating prototype strings in Lake Baikal. The prototyping phase of the GVD project has been started in April 2011 with the installation of a three string array (prototype cluster) which comprises all basic elements and systems of the GVD-telescope in Lake Baikal. We describe configuration and technical design of the GVD, present selected results obtained during 2008-2010 with prototype strings, and describe configuration and design of the 2011 prototype cluster.

Keyword(s): Neutrino ; Neutrino telescopes ; Baikal

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2011.12.106
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