The aim of the Pierre Auger Observatory is to measure with high statistics the flux, the arrival directions and the mass composition of cosmic rays at the highest energies. Since 2009, the Auger Collaboration has added three new High Elevation Auger Telescopes (HEAT) along with a new 25km^2 infill array in the field of view of the new telescopes. These enhancements have lowered the energy threshold of the Observatory by about an order of magnitude. In combination with the existing telescopes in Coihueco the vertical field of view is extended to about 60^o, allowing the measurement of nearby air showers arising from primaries with energies as low as 2x10^1^7eV. In this paper we describe the new front-end analog board developed to process the signals generated by the photomultipliers of the HEAT telescopes. Eighty analog boards have been produced, fully characterized and tested. The main characteristics of the electronic circuits and the circuit parameters are illustrated.

The analog signal processing board for the HEAT telescopes

GUARINO, FAUSTO
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VALORE, LAURA;YUSHKOV, ALEXEY;D'URSO, DOMENICO
2011

Abstract

The aim of the Pierre Auger Observatory is to measure with high statistics the flux, the arrival directions and the mass composition of cosmic rays at the highest energies. Since 2009, the Auger Collaboration has added three new High Elevation Auger Telescopes (HEAT) along with a new 25km^2 infill array in the field of view of the new telescopes. These enhancements have lowered the energy threshold of the Observatory by about an order of magnitude. In combination with the existing telescopes in Coihueco the vertical field of view is extended to about 60^o, allowing the measurement of nearby air showers arising from primaries with energies as low as 2x10^1^7eV. In this paper we describe the new front-end analog board developed to process the signals generated by the photomultipliers of the HEAT telescopes. Eighty analog boards have been produced, fully characterized and tested. The main characteristics of the electronic circuits and the circuit parameters are illustrated.
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