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Long term seismic noise acquisition and analysis in the Homestake mine with tunable monolithic sensors
Author(s): Fausto Acernese; Rosario De Rosa; Riccardo De Salvo; Gerardo Giordano; Jan Harms; Vuk Mandic; Angelo Sajeva; Thomas Trancynger; Fabrizio Barone
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe the scientific data recorded along one month of data taking of two mechanical monolithic horizontal sensor prototypes located in a blind-ended (side) tunnel 2000 ft deep in the Homestake (South Dakota, USA) mine chosen to host the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). The two mechanical monolithic sensors, developed at the University of Salerno, are placed, in thermally insulating enclosures, onto concrete slabs connected to the bedrock, and behind a sound-proofing wall. The main goal of this experiment is to characterize the Homestake site in the frequency band 10-4 ÷ 30 H z and to estimate the level of Newtonian noise, providing also the necessary preliminary information to understand the feasibility of underground gravitational-wave interferometers sensitive at 1 H z and below.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7478, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IX, 74782K (7 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830453
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Fausto Acernese, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
INFN (Italy)
Rosario De Rosa, INFN (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Riccardo De Salvo, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Gerardo Giordano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
Jan Harms, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Vuk Mandic, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Angelo Sajeva, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Thomas Trancynger, South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (United States)
Fabrizio Barone, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
INFN (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7478:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IX
Ulrich Michel; Daniel L. Civco, Editor(s)

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