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Igor Abritta Costa

Igor Abritta Costa

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Mariana Lima Migliorini · IWSSIP 2020

Identification and Classification of Corrupted Signals for the Neutrinos Angra Experiment

The Neutrinos Angra Experiment aims at monitoring nuclear plants by detecting antineutrino particles coming out from its fuel burn-up process. The Neutrinos Angra Collaboration developed a fully-equipped detector to accomplish this task. It is currently in operation on the surface and next to the dome of the Angra II nuclear reactor. Selecting antineutrinos events on the surface is a challenge task due to the high level of background noise produced by cosmic ray particles. One of the main parameters used to select antineutrino events is the number of photons acquired by the detector’s sensors. This quantity is estimated based on the signals generated at the output of the readout electronics. If any of those signals is corrupted, the estimation fails, compromising the Experiment performance. This work proposes a study of the performance of some classifier algorithms applied to identify corrupted signals for the Neutrinos Angra Experiment. If corrupted signals can be identified, they could go through a recovering process in order to improve the Experiment’s events-selection algorithms.

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Mariana Lima Migliorini · IWSSIP 2020

Amplitude Estimators Applied to Saturated Signals for the v-Angra Experiment

The Neutrinos Angra Experiment aims at developing a system capable of monitoring the fuel-burning process of nuclear reactors. This system is based on an antineutrino detector located a few meters far from the core of the Angra II nuclear reactor. One of the main parameters used to select antineutrino events is the released energy left by a particle when interacting with the detector medium which, in turn, is proportional to the amplitude and area of the signals generated by the detector’s transducers. However, the estimation of such quantities may lose accuracy due to saturation effects caused by the experiment electronics, making it necessary to apply methods to compensate or correct such effects. This work proposes to implement and test machine learning algorithms designed to estimate the energy of saturated signals.