|For the AMANDA project the second generation Digital
Optical Module electronics (PC board depicted to the left) was developed
here at LBNL. Many features of the design were strongly influenced by observations
made on a 1997 trip to the south pole to deploy the first generation DOM
developed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Many scientists and engineers had a hand in DOM development. The grunt engineering work was done by Gerald Przybylski and Jozsef Ludvig. Housings, photomultiplier tubes and deployment were organized by the University of Wisconsin. On January 16, 2000, forty-one of these second generation DOMs were deployed on String 16 of AMANDA at the South Pole.
Bob Stokstad, Gerald Przybylski, and Jozsef Ludvig did the last-minute fixes and final check-out of all DOMs deployed Jan. 16, 2000.
One of the last modules to be deployed.
The AMANDA string 18 DOM contains fiberoptic components ultimately dropped
from the IceCube design.
The printed circuit board is a little larger than 10 inches in diameter.
The PhotoMultiplierTube has an 8 inch diameter photocathode.
The DOM PCB as deployed at pole Jan 18, 2000