Readout and data acquisition system for Micro pattern gas detectors

Infrastructure

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment

Description

The system is a flexible readout and data acquisition system for radiation detectors suitable for applications where a high density of readout channels is needed. It is particularly adapted to so called micro-pattern gaseous detectors where the readout sensors can be as small as ca 3*3mm size. The preamplifier is optimized for low capacitance sensor elements. A development is ongoing aiming at compacting the system further. The system is movable and is normally used at different accelerator facilities. It has primarily been used for detector R&D for experiments at : DESY Hamburg, The international linear collider ILC, ALICE experiment at LHC at CERN, ESS and ISOLDE at CERN.

Equipment and resources

Custom built readout electronics based on integrated circuit specially designed for the general purpose applications . Each channel has preamplifier/shaper plus analog to digital converter. There are 128 channels on a circuit board.
Data is read out via fiber optics to a data acquisition computer which handles data archiving and monitoring of data during run time. The user has to provide adapter hardware to allow connection between detector and readout system.

Digital and physical collections

Digitized pulse amplitudes on disc.

Services provided

User guidance by data sheet. Contact coordinator. The equipment is sensitive and unique. Replacement parts are not possible to buy on the market. Users without sufficient competence to operate the equipment will have to cover the cost of expert assistance.

Management of the infrastructure

Managed by the LC-TPC group at the division of particle physics.

Available for loan

Available for loan - internal and external

Terms of access:

Contact coordinator. The equipment is sensitive and unique. Replacement parts are not possible to buy on the market. Users without sufficient competence to operate the equipment will have to cover the cost of expert assistance.