Detector
Detector
 
The RNO-G Detector
The radio detection of neutrinos has been piloted in several experiments and RNO-G draws heavily on previous experiences to build the first uniform, production-style system that allows the deployment of 35 stations within a short time-frame.

The emphasis is put on low-power, reliable electronics that provide high sensistity triggers and hands-off operation.

 
Detection principle
Picture: Detection principle
An event view from simulations for RNO-G. Shown are signals in the surface log-periodic dipole antennas, in the vertically polarized reconstruction antennas, as well as in the phased array (combined black signal).
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The RNO-G detector consists of autonomous stations that comprise 24 channels each. By deploying both shallow and deep antennas, RNO-G combines information from different channels that will allow a high fidelity reconstruction of detected neutrinos.

 
Detector deployment
Picture: Detector deployment
Detector deployment
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The construction of RNO-G started in 2021 with the installation of central computing and communication infrastructure at Summit Camp, as well as the installation of three RNO-G stations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel restrictions and parts shortages, the installation is proceeding at a slower pace than originally anticipated. In the summer of 2022 another installation campaign scheduled for the addition of 7 stations, including those with wind-turbines to allow for year-round operations.

A potential relocation of Summit Camp (due to drifting) may alter future station positions.