We are proceeding at an amazing speed! The concrete feet supporting the water tanks are also ready! Next week the company will produce the "tables" on which we will then place the big tanks. In the picture, Michael is profiting from a momentary absence of the workers to stand in the middle of the structure. :)
Here are some updates on the ALTO prototype construction in Växjö :)
The first panel in carbon fibre which will be used for the construction of the ALTO water tanks is infused and ready at TBS Yard in Torsås. In total 6 of these panels will be produced for the two water tanks. Each panel is going to be cut in pieces to form the hexagonal shape of our tank.
Here is a picture from Lars Tedehammar, CEO of TBS Yard AB.
We presented the ALTO project at the ICRC2017 in Busan (South Korea) in a talk and in a poster and now we are relaxing a bit before the construction of the prototype.
Our two contributions were the first two made in a big international cosmic-ray conference. Next scheduled presentations at conferences will be at Astronomdagarna 2017 in Kiruna and at the Texas Symposium in Cape Town. You can download the material of our presentations from the page called "Presentations & Articles" on our website.
We are still waiting for the building permit, so the construction of the prototype will not not start before August... stay tuned!
We are currently in the process of optimizing the design of the ALTO prototype to be installed at our campus in Växjö. Our goal is to have it running in 2017 and to begin construction in June at the latest.