The MuonPi Cosmic Detector Project
The MuonPi Project is a RaspberryPi-based system using an inexpensive plastic scintillator + SiPM photo sensor to detect muons from cosmic air showers with a time-stamping accuracy of several tens of nanoseconds utilizing the u-blox NEO-M8N GNSS module's "timemark" feature.
Learn about cosmic radiation
- Extremely powerful cosmic rays are raining down on us. No one knows where they come from. But with large-scale experiments, scientists around the world are determined to find out. Vox Jul 25, 2019
- Cosmic rays: particles from outer space Earth is subject to a constant bombardment of subatomic particles that can reach energies far higher than the largest machines. CERN
- "Kosmische Strahlung" Podcast (in German) on weltderphysik.de
- "Der kosmischen Strahlung auf der Spur" article (in German) on weltderphysik.de
- "Kosmische Teilchen mit extragalaktischem Ursprung" article (in German) on weltderphysik.de
Learn about the detectors
The SiPM photo sensor which detects the dim light generated inside the scintillation detector is mounted on a small SiPM board. Different numbers of SiPMs and read-out configurations can be realized through its flexible design.
The main signal processing, voltage generation and parameter monitoring and adjustment is done on the Raspberry Pi plug-on MuonPi Board.
How to set up a MuonPi Raspberry Pi Setup
Useful resources for admins.
News and articles about cosmic rays and similar projects.
About this Wiki
- How to edit? help for creators
- List of config variables
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