MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
This supplemental funding request is for equipment to improve the infrastructure of the particle astrophysics group at Michigan Tech. One of the core strengths of the group led by Professors Nitz and Fick is their expertise in high energy physics and particle astrophysics instrumentation. Over the years jointly or together they have been key players in the development new instrumentation including a large scale TDC system (HRS) ; the complete instrumentation & DAQ system for an cosmic ray muon array (MIA); the first hybrid fluorescence + surface detector cosmic ray measurements (HIRES+MIA); the wireless communications system for the Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory [3,4]; the trigger system for Auger [5,7]; and the front-end electronics for the Auger surface detectors .
This ARRA award is to purchase 2 equipment items to (re)build the laboratory infrastructure for our group. The items are a fast oscilloscope and a signal generator.