IceCube Data Acquisition
|Collaborators:||Over 30 institutions of the world-wide IceCube Collaboration led by the Univ. Wisc. at Madison|
IceCubeis an NSF funded, international collaboration building a high-energy neutrino detector at the South Pole. Neutrino’s are detected in the clear deep ice below the South Pole via digital optical modules which send data to a surface counting house wherein a data-acquisition system processes the raw data through triggering algorithms into data files. These data files are further processed and filtered then sent north via satellite links for further physics analysis. The goal of the project is to gain a better understanding of the Universe via high-energy neutrinos. The detector is currently 2/3rd complete.