ASTRoparticle Outreach (ASTRO).

Grazzi S., Battaglieri M., Perasso L., Fontanelli F.

VII - Didattica e storia della fisica
Aula GSSI Ex ISEF - Sala Rossa - Martedì 24 h 09:00 - 12:00
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ASTRO is a portable cosmic-ray detector made by 8 plastic scintillators read by SiPM, able to measure the absolute flow. The detector can be powered by a battery. The data acquisition is controlled by an FPGA and triggered by coincidences between 2 or more scintillators. A hardware temperature correction is applied to compensate for the SiPM gain change. The geometry of the detector can be modified to measure the angular distribution of cosmic muon radiation. The detector, GPS localized, is also equipped with a weather station for barometric corrections.

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