The IceCube Neutrino Observatory: instrumentation and online systems

  title={The IceCube Neutrino Observatory: instrumentation and online systems},
  author={IceCube Collaboration M.G. Aartsen and Markus Ackermann and J. H. Jr. Adams and Juan Antonio Aguilar and Markus Ahlers and Maximilian Ahrens and David Altmann and Karen Andeen and Tyler Brooks Anderson and I. Ansseau and Gisela Anton and M. Archinger and Carlos A. Arguelles and Ralf Auer and Jan Auffenberg and Spencer N. Axani and Jaimie Baccus and Xinhua Bai and Steve Barnet and Steven W. Barwick and V. Baum and Ryan Bay and K. Beattie and James J. Beatty and Julia K. Becker Tjus and Kurt H. Becker and Tim Bendfelt and Segev BenZvi and David Berley and Elisa Bernardini and Anna Bernhard and David Z. Besson and Gary Binder and Daniel Bindig and Martin Bissok and Erik Blaufuss and S. Blot and David J. Boersma and Christian Bohm and M. Borner and Fabian Bos and Debanjan Bose and Sebastian Boser and Olga Botner and Adam Bouchta and J. Braun and Lionel Brayeur and Hans-Peter Bretz and S. Bron and A. Burgman and C. Burreson and Tessa Carver and Martin Casier and E. Cheung and Dmitry Chirkin and Asen Christov and Ken Clark and Lew Classen and Stefan Coenders and Gabriel H. Collin and J. Conrad and D. F. Cowen and R. Cross and C. T. Day and Melanie Day and J.P.A.M. de Andr'e and Catherine De Clercq and E. del Pino Rosendo and Hans Peter Dembinski and Simon De Ridder and Freija Descamps and Paolo Desiati and Krijn D. de Vries and G. de Wasseige and Meike de With and Tyce DeYoung and J. C. D'iaz-V'elez and V. di Lorenzo and H. Dujmovic and Jonathan Dumm and Matthew Dunkman and Benjamin Eberhardt and W. R. Edwards and Thomas Ehrhardt and Bj{\"o}rn Eichmann and P. Eller and Sebastian Euler and Paul A. Evenson and Sam Fahey and Ali R. Fazely and Jacob Feintzeig and John Felde and Kirill Filimonov and Chad Finley and Samuel Flis and C.-C. Fosig and Anna Franckowiak and Marc Frere and E. Friedman and T. Fuchs and Thomas K. Gaisser and J. Gallagher and Lisa Marie Gerhardt and Karim Ghorbani and William Giang and Laura E. Gladstone and Theo Glauch and David Glowacki and Thorsten Glusenkamp and Azriel Goldschmidt and J. G. Gonzalez and Darren Grant and Zachary Griffith and L. Gustafsson and Christian Haack and Allan Hallgren and Francis Halzen and E. V. Hansen and T. Hansmann and Kael D. Hanson and James Haugen and Dustin Hebecker and David Heereman and Klaus Helbing and Robert Eugene Hellauer and R. Heller and Stephanie Virginia Hickford and Joshua Hignight and Gary C. Hill and K. D. Hoffman and Ruth Hoffmann and Kotoyo Hoshina and F. Huang and Martin E. Huber and Per Olof Hulth and Klas Hultqvist and Seongjin In and M. Inaba and Aya Ishihara and Emanuel Jacobi and Janet S. Jacobsen and George S. Japaridze and Minjin Jeong and Kyle Jero and A. M. Jones and Benjamin James Poyner Jones and J. Mangano Joseph and Won Nam Kang and Alexander Kappes and Timo Karg and Albrecht Karle and Uli Katz and Matthew Kauer and Azadeh Keivani and John Lawrence Kelley and Julian Kemp and Ali Kheirandish and Jihn H. Kim and M. S. Kim and T. Kintscher and Joanna Kiryluk and Noriko Kitamura and Teresa Kittler and Spencer R. Klein and Stuart Kleinfelder and Max von Kleist and Georges Kohnen and Ramesh Koirala and Hermann Kolanoski and R. Konietz and Lutz Kopke and Claudio Kopper and Sandro Kopper and D. Jason Koskinen and Marek Kowalski and Mark Krasberg and Kai Michael Krings and Mike Kroll and G. Kruckl and Constantin Kruger and Jan Kunnen and Samridha Kunwar and Naoko Kurahashi and Takao Kuwabara and Mathieu L. M. Labare and Karim Laihem and Hagar Landsman and Justin Lanfranchi and Michael James Larson and F. Lauber and A. Laundrie and Dirk Lennarz and Henri Leich and Mariola Lesiak-Bzdak and Martin Leuermann and L. Lu and J{\"o}rg Ludwig and Jan Lunemann and C. Mackenzie and J. Madsen and Giuliano Maggi and Kendall Brianna McConnel Mahn and Sarah Mancina and Matthias Mandelartz and Reina Maruyama and Keiichi Mase and Howard S. Matis and Ryan Maunu and Frank McNally and C. P. McParland and Patrick Meade and Kevin J. Meagher and Morten Medici and M. Meier and Athina Meli and Thorben Menne and G. Merino and Thomas Meures and Sandra Miarecki and Robert H. Minor and Teresa Montaruli and M. Moulai and T. Murray and Rolf Nahnhauer and Uwe Naumann and Gary L. Neer and M. G. Newcomb and Hans Niederhausen and Sarah C. Nowicki and David R. Nygren and A. Obertacke Pollmann and Alexander R. Olivas and Aongus O'Murchadha and Tomasz Palczewski and Hershal Pandya and Daria Pankova and Simon J. Patton and Patrick Peiffer and Omer Penek and Joshua A. Pepper and Carlos P'erez de los Heros and Claire Pettersen and Damian Pieloth and Elisa Pinat and P. Buford Price and Gerald T. Przybylski and Melissa Quinnan and C. Raab and Leif Radel and Mohamed Rameez and Katherine Rawlins and Ren{\'e} Reimann and Ben Relethford and Matthew Relich and Elisa Resconi and Wolfgang Rhode and Michael Richman and Benedikt Riedel and S. M. Robertson and Martin Rongen and C{\'e}cile Roucelle and Carsten Rott and Tim Ruhe and Dirk Ryckbosch and Devyn Rysewyk and Lucia Sabbatini and S. E. Sanchez Herrera and A. Sandrock and J. Sandroos and P. W. Sandstrom and Subir Sarkar and Konstancja Satalecka and Philipp Schlunder and Thomas Schmidt and Sebastian Schoenen and Sebastian Schoneberg and Anne Schukraft and L. Schumacher and David Seckel and Surujhdeo Seunarine and M. Solarz and Dennis Soldin and M. Song and G. M. Spiczak and Christian Spiering and Todor Stanev and Alexander Stasik and J. Stettner and Anna Steuer and Thorsten Stezelberger and Robert G. Stokstad and A. Stossl and R. G. Strom and Nora Linn Strotjohann and K-H. Sulanke and Gregory W. Sullivan and Michael S. Sutherland and Henric Taavola and Ignacio Taboada and Joulien Tatar and F. Tenholt and Samvel Ter-Antonyan and Andrii Terliuk and G. Tevsi'c and L. Thollander and Serap Tilav and Patrick A. Toale and M. N. Tobin and Simona Toscano and Delia Tosi and Maria Tselengidou and Andrea Turcati and Elisabeth Unger and Marcel Usner and Justin Vandenbroucke and Nick van Eijndhoven and Stijn Vanheule and Maaike van Rossem and Jakob van Santen and Markus Vehring and Markus Voge and Elmar Vogel and Matthias Vraeghe and D. Wahl and Ch. Walck and A. Wallace and Marius Wallraff and Nancy Wandkowsky and C. Weaver and Matthew J Weiss and C. Wendt and Stefan Westerhoff and D. Wharton and B. J. Whelan and Stefan Wickmann and Klaus Wiebe and Christopher Wiebusch and Logan Wille and D. R. W. Williams and L. Wills and Przemyslaw Wisniewski and Marsha J. Wolf and Terri R. Wood and E. Woolsey and Kurt Woschnagg and D. L. Xu and X. W. Xu and Y. Xu and Juan Pablo Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Gaurang B. Yodh and Shigeru Yoshida and Marcel Zoll},
  journal={Journal of Instrumentation},
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