Front end electronics and readout system for a gas radiator ring imaging cherenkov detector using multi-anode photomultiplier tubes

N. Menaa, R. Sia, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, S. Blusk, J. Butt, O. Dorjkhaidav, R. Mountain, H. Muramatsu, R. Nandakumar, K. Randriannarivony, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, K. Zhang

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Abstract

We describe the design and performance of a novel custom made front end ASICs and their associated data acquisition (DAQ) system that we developed to process charge signals from an array of 53 Hamamatsu Multi-anode Photomultiplier Tubes (MAPMTs) used as photon detectors for a Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector. This system was tested as part of a gas radiator RICH prototype in the test beam facility at Fermilab. The VA_MAPMT ASIC has 64 readout channels with built-in discriminator and parallel binary readout; features low noise, high dynamic range and is suitable for data driven architecture. We characterized a second iteration of this design that features higher dynamic range and optimum performance for large signals in our electronics laboratory test-setup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record -Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages791-795
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780392213, 9780780392212
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventNuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2005 IEEE - , Puerto Rico
Duration: Oct 23 2005Oct 29 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

OtherNuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2005 IEEE
CountryPuerto Rico
Period10/23/0510/29/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Menaa, N., Sia, R., Artuso, M., Boulahouache, C., Blusk, S., Butt, J., Dorjkhaidav, O., Mountain, R., Muramatsu, H., Nandakumar, R., Randriannarivony, K., Skwarnicki, T., Stone, S., Wang, J. C., & Zhang, K. (2005). Front end electronics and readout system for a gas radiator ring imaging cherenkov detector using multi-anode photomultiplier tubes. In 2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record -Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (pp. 791-795). [1596374] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2005.1596374