Hydroacoustic Positioning System for the Baikal-GVD
August 16, 2017
August 03, 2018
The Baikal-GVD neutrino telescope with an km3 scale detection volume is currently under construction at Lake Baikal. The telescope will be composed of functionally independent setups - clusters of strings of optical modules based on photomultiplier tubes (with eight strings in each cluster). First cluster of GVD in its baseline configuration was deployed in 2016. Spatial positions of light sensors are controlled by dedicated acoustic positioning system. The basic elements and the layout of the acoustic positioning system for the Baikal-GVD neutrino telescope are described, and selected results of system operation are presented.
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