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Title: The Silicon Tracker Readout Electronics of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

Abstract

A unique electronics system has been built and tested for reading signals from the silicon-strip detectors of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope mission. The system amplifies and processes signals from 884,736 36-cm strips using only 160 W of power, and it achieves close to 100% detection efficiency with noise occupancy sufficiently low to allow it to self trigger. The design of the readout system is described, and results are presented from ground-based testing of the completed detector system.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
876756
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-11713
Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9499; IETNAE; TRN: US200616%%432
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science; Journal Volume: 53
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; READOUT SYSTEMS; TELESCOPES; SI SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; GAMMA DETECTION; COSMIC GAMMA SOURCES; Astrophysics,ASTRO

Citation Formats

Baldini, Luca, Brez, Alessandro, Himel, Thomas, Hirayama, Masaharu, Johnson, R.P., Kroeger, Wilko, Latronico, Luca, Minuti, Massimo, Nelson, David, Rando, Riccardo, Sadrozinski, H.F.-W., Sgro, Carmelo, Spandre, Gloria, Spencer, E.N., Sugizaki, Mutsumi, Tajima, Hiro, Cohen-Tanugi, Johann, Ziegler, Marcus, and /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /SLAC /Maryland U. /UC, Santa Cruz /Padua U. /INFN, Padua. The Silicon Tracker Readout Electronics of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1109/TNS.2006.871259.
Baldini, Luca, Brez, Alessandro, Himel, Thomas, Hirayama, Masaharu, Johnson, R.P., Kroeger, Wilko, Latronico, Luca, Minuti, Massimo, Nelson, David, Rando, Riccardo, Sadrozinski, H.F.-W., Sgro, Carmelo, Spandre, Gloria, Spencer, E.N., Sugizaki, Mutsumi, Tajima, Hiro, Cohen-Tanugi, Johann, Ziegler, Marcus, & /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /SLAC /Maryland U. /UC, Santa Cruz /Padua U. /INFN, Padua. The Silicon Tracker Readout Electronics of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope. United States. doi:10.1109/TNS.2006.871259.
Baldini, Luca, Brez, Alessandro, Himel, Thomas, Hirayama, Masaharu, Johnson, R.P., Kroeger, Wilko, Latronico, Luca, Minuti, Massimo, Nelson, David, Rando, Riccardo, Sadrozinski, H.F.-W., Sgro, Carmelo, Spandre, Gloria, Spencer, E.N., Sugizaki, Mutsumi, Tajima, Hiro, Cohen-Tanugi, Johann, Ziegler, Marcus, and /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /SLAC /Maryland U. /UC, Santa Cruz /Padua U. /INFN, Padua. Mon . "The Silicon Tracker Readout Electronics of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope". United States. doi:10.1109/TNS.2006.871259. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/876756.
@article{osti_876756,
title = {The Silicon Tracker Readout Electronics of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope},
author = {Baldini, Luca and Brez, Alessandro and Himel, Thomas and Hirayama, Masaharu and Johnson, R.P. and Kroeger, Wilko and Latronico, Luca and Minuti, Massimo and Nelson, David and Rando, Riccardo and Sadrozinski, H.F.-W. and Sgro, Carmelo and Spandre, Gloria and Spencer, E.N. and Sugizaki, Mutsumi and Tajima, Hiro and Cohen-Tanugi, Johann and Ziegler, Marcus and /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /SLAC /Maryland U. /UC, Santa Cruz /Padua U. /INFN, Padua},
abstractNote = {A unique electronics system has been built and tested for reading signals from the silicon-strip detectors of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope mission. The system amplifies and processes signals from 884,736 36-cm strips using only 160 W of power, and it achieves close to 100% detection efficiency with noise occupancy sufficiently low to allow it to self trigger. The design of the readout system is described, and results are presented from ground-based testing of the completed detector system.},
doi = {10.1109/TNS.2006.871259},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
number = ,
volume = 53,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Mon Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}