The ANTARES Collab oration is building a neutrino telescope 2400 m below the Mediterranean sea close to the Southern French coast. The site is already linked to the shore station by a 40 km-long electro-optical cable (EOC) which transmits power and data. A prototype line and an instrumentation line for monitoring environmental parameters have been successfully deployed and connected to the EOC via the junction box, using the IFREMER manned submarine. The Collab oration, after years of dedicated R&D and deployments of prototype lines, is now ready to deploy the detector starting in spring 2004.
International Cosmic Ray Conference
- Pub Date:
- July 2003
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment
- 4 page, 1 figure. To appear in Proceedings of 28th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2003), Tsukuba, Japan, 31 Jul. - 7 Aug. 2003