The MURAVES telescope front-end electronics and data acquisition

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Luigi Cimmino
Fabio Ambrosino
Lorenzo Bonechi
Roberto Ciaranfi
Raffaello D’Alessandro
Vincenzo Masone
Nicola Mori
Pasquale Noli
Giulio Saracino
Paolo Strolin


The MURAVES detector is a 4 m2 muon tracker equipped with a low power consumption electronic and designed to work in volcanic areas. Due to the great amount of channels (~1500) the detector is equipped with a multilayer electronic for data acquisition. It consists of 12 slave boards and 1 master board per square meter of detector and a single Raspberry Pi board that rules the whole set of one-square-meter detectors. Because of this modularity, we can enlarge in principle the detector surface by adding more one-square-meter elements. In the present work, we resume the main features of the MURAVES detector designed for the muography of volcanoes and, more generally, for the imaging of the underground. We focus on the capability to fine tune every single channel of the detector and the precise measure of the time of flight of the muons. The latter uses a time expansion technique and it should allow us to make a background rejection never obtained until now.

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Cimmino, L., Ambrosino, F., Bonechi, L., Ciaranfi, R., D’Alessandro, R., Masone, V., Mori, N., Noli, P., Saracino, G. and Strolin, P. (2017) “The MURAVES telescope front-end electronics and data acquisition”, Annals of Geophysics, 60(1), p. S0104. doi: 10.4401/ag-7379.

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