IceCube Neutrino Detector

IceCube Neutrino Detector

lceCube is a $272 million telescope project funded by the National Science Foundation currently under construction at the South Pole. When completed, the lceCube Telescope will search for neutrinos, which are one of the fundamental particles that make up the universe.

The lceCube project team will drill 70 holes 1.5 miles deep into the ice. Cables with 60 highly sensitive sensors will then be lowered into the holes. The sensors which transform light into electrical signals contain a computer chip connected through the internet to computers in the scientists’ offices. When a neutrino travels through the ice the lceCube telescope will be able to detect this elusive and tiny particle.

Project Management Consulting & Systems Implementation

BCF Solutions joined the lceCube team in July 2002 after the initial NSF award was granted. The lceCube project needed to establish a Project Management Control Systems and our staff of experts met the challenge. BCF has been involved in several key areas since the beginning of the project and we are devoted to the success of the program. Among the areas where BCF’s experts have provided support are:

  • Engineering Services
  • Project Management Systems Implementation
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Consulting
  • Production Management
  • System Engineering
  • Logistics Management