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The intrinsically pervasive role of CAEN Multihit Digital TDC to HAWC tests speed of light

Whenever engineering creates, manufactures and markets products and services for our- society, we realize that its practical utility is realized to the extent that efforts fall into the indispensable role of knowledge and tools of electronics. The result that well expresses the “intrinsically pervasive” role of this discipline, and how it has managed to respond to the needs of our type of society, is represented by the important goal reached by CAEN S.p.A in having contributed and supplied the Multihit Digital TDC (VX1190) supporting High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) TeV Gamma-Ray Observatory as part of the Ultra-high energy gamma ray project who took place last March 2020 in Mexico. The skymaps used an array of 300 water Cherenkov detectors who observed large portions of the sky simultaneously. The use of TDC by CAEN S.p.A in the context of multi-wavelengths studies, has contributed to increase the scientific potential of these instruments which began with the extensive air showers technique.

Read the full article here: https://www.lanl.gov/discover/news-release-archive/2020/March/0330-hawc.php

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