Design of a Robust Fiber Optic Communications System for Future IceCube Detectors

  title={Design of a Robust Fiber Optic Communications System for Future IceCube Detectors},
  author={Robert Halliday and Tyce DeYoung and Chris Ng and Darren Grant and Brian G. Ferguson and Dean D Shooltz},
  journal={Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021)},
In thisworkwe discuss ongoing development of a hybrid fiber/copper data and timing infrastructure for the future IceCube-Gen2 detector. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a kilometer-scale detector operating with 86 strings of modules. These modules communicate utilizing a custom protocol to mitigate the signaling challenges of long distance copper cables. Moving past the limitations of a copper-based backbone will allow larger future IceCube detectors with extremely precise timing and a… 

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