Posting the latest draft to make our lives easier, I'll add helpful information at the end of the post. I'll work on this later today
SHORT RANGE NEUDAR FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Short Range NEUDAR
The Short Range Neutrino Detection Array is the only reliable UFO detection system we can currently depend on. X-Corps is the first military force to implement NEUDAR technology, and as such, is the only combat force with the ability to effectively detect and eventually counter the Alien vessels.
"We have neutrino-eye / looking at the sky!"
- Dr. Steven "Rhymester" Rosenberg
Records have shown that Alien crafts are capable of evading detection by conventional radars. We speculate that the reason behind this is the very nature of the Alien construction materials and power sources. As a result, when the Alien ship incursions increased in both hostility as well as frequency, it proved vital to develop effective means to detect them.
During a documented UFO sighting in Japan, the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector recorded an unprecedented increase in neutrino levels. The scientists were amazed to discover that the neutrino source coincided with the position of the Alien sighting. Further research into this phenomenon revealed that other neutrino detectors recorded congruent increases in neutrino detection rates during reported UFO sightings. This immediately triggered a renewed interest in the development of an accurate neutrino detection array, this time specifically designed to detect and track Alien vessels.
The SR-NEUDAR is the harvest of hard research and testing. The blueprint provided to X-Corps tactical command features the latest in technical and technological innovation, as it has a compact, cheap, and easily maintainable design and provides us with a powerful and accurate detection component. It consists of two means for UFO detection: two RICH (Ring Imaging of Cherenkov radiation) sensors and an Iridium dish.
The RICH sensor model used by X-Corps is a real scientific revolution. A spherical tank, which has its interior covered with extremely sensitive Photomultiplier Tubes (PMT), is filled with a thallium doped sodium iodide and gallium solution (NEUDAR gel). As highly charged neutrinos enter the individual tanks, Cherenkov radiation bursts out in light cones, which are detected by the PMTs. The light bursts are analyzed and transformed into electric signals, which pass in low noise transistor amplifiers. The boosted signals are digitally encoded and multiplexed with time stamps and technical sensor information used to calculate the possibility of wrong detections.
The second device also detects the presence of neutrinos. It is a platinum dish covered with iridium oxide, codenamed "Eagle-Eye Sensory Dish". When a neutrino successfully hits the iridium atoms, electric charge is created. The electrons are then multiplied in a chevron micro-channel plate (MCP) and then encoded into electric signals. Finally, signals from both sources are multiplexed and streamed to the central console for further processing.
After a precise calibration, the system can guarantee successful distinction between noise, natural and artificial neutrino sources in close range. While there is no maximum range from which neutrinos can be detected, the SR model has an approximate maximum UFO detection range of 300 Km, as triangulation does not produce precise measurements above that range.
As soon as a target is identified as an Alien vessel, the system automatically marks it to be tracked by the console's hardware. The console computer processes the data in real-time and provides a user-friendly visual output, including UFO positions on the globe map simulation. The system's administrator is able to do operational checks, execute maintenance routines, and change setup parameters through the console.
The construction of additional NEUDARs can increase the sensitivity of the network, as well as improve detection speeds. Additional tanks increase the chances of detecting a neutrino burst and provide additional directional data that can be used for data verification and further triangulation. Unfortunately, due to the close proximity of the individual components, no increase in range can be achieved. Moreover, we were not able to create a system allowing us to analyze data from NEUDARs around the globe due to synchronization errors and overwhelmingly large data packets.
Due to the fact that NEUDARs are located underground and based on passive detection methods, they prove to be undetectable to external sources. This is a valuable asset, as it will prevent the Alien invaders from locating our bases with ease. A design for large NEUDARs has been completed recently and has both improved detection rates as well as increased detection range.
"That many neutrino detectors detected increased rates of neutrino detectrion...detaction... detraction... d'oh!"
- Tongue-tied scientist during Xenocide Technical Briefing
Reference:SR NeudarLR Neudar
haha silly old times http://www.xcomufo.c...h...st&p=145444http://www.xcomufo.c...h...st&p=155127
not entirely valid, but has some nice infohttp://www.xcomufo.c...mp;#entry157225
Many good points in a rowhttp://www.xcomufo.c...h...st&p=157235http://www.xcomufo.c...h...st&p=157310http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KM3NeThttp://space.newscie...ark-matter.htmlhttp://www.springerl...5r647x7446v526/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiniBooNE
1.a) The major problem with the neutrino detectors is that RL detectors have a very low detection rate, and are enormous in volume, usually at long depths underground. We have to use 2 rather small tanks and to add insult to injury, we have to use a DISH while underground
A large tank of "detection fluid" below the facility would be much more rational to choose
1.c) So, I had a wild idea... Let's suppose that the tanks are used as the input method for that biiiiig tank below the facility!! Well, why 2 when you can have 1? That's something I'm not sure about
, maybe X-Corps use 2 different kinds of liquids because the NEUDAR was experimental and they want to check if one is more effective than the other.
2) So, we've got 2 super-duper detection fluids, the UFOs produce neutrinos like crazy, real close to our detectors. That way, the detection rate is high enough to be of value to us. Once they check the presence of a UFO, the dish checks in that specific area in the skyglobe and tracks the UFO. The dish alone would have extremely low chances of catching the agile UFOs.
3) I haven't read the latest draft, but make sure that neutrinos aren't mentioned as radiation. They are particles and should be treated like that.
4) Now that I've read more posts, it seems that most of the issues described in the linked posts are already solved. So, the only problem remaining is "What is that dish detecting?".
5) Neutrinos, antineutrinos, we'll see what fits our needs best.
6) I have to read the Alien Compound CT again. According to the nature of the materials used, we'll choose the nature of the dish accordingly.
7) Concerning the detection liquid, we can use a very dense liquid compound based on the latest RL developments. That should do the trick. Together with the right dish detector, the SR Neudar is ready!
Edited by kafros, 21 May 2008 - 07:33 PM.