The inter-cluster time synchronization systems within the Baikal-GVD detector
2019 July 22
Currently in Lake Baikal, a new generation neutrino telescope is being deployed: the deep underwater Cherenkov detector of a cubic-kilometer scale Baikal-GVD. Completion of the first stage of the telescope construction is planned for 2021 with the implementation of 9 clusters. Each cluster is a completely independent unit in all the aspects: triggering, calibration, data transfer, etc. A high-energy particle might leave its trace in more than a single cluster. To be able to merge events caused by such a particle in more clusters, the appropriate inter-cluster time synchronization is vital.