A Compact Front-end Electronics Module for the SDC Strawtube Outer Tracker

  • M. S. Emery
  • G. T. Alley
  • R. M. Leitch
  • R. A. Maples
  • W. Holmes

Abstract

The challenges of building a detector for the Superconducting Super Collider have been talked about for the last several years. Those challenges are proving to be real and in some cases tougher than expected as prototype subsystem and component development continues within the different collaborations. Not to be daunted, engineers and scientists are using ingenuity and novel designs to meet the challenges. One such area has been in the development of the outer tracker readout electronics for the Solenoidal Detector Collaboration (SDC) detector. The tracker has over 100,000 channels and is composed of strawtubes that are 4 mm in diameter and 4 meters long. The sheer number of channels and small-diameter tubes require a very high density packaging scheme with critical attendant concerns, including power consumption, cooling, and crosstalk. This paper describes the novel approach taken to solve some of these challenges.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Emery
    • 1
  • G. T. Alley
    • 1
  • R. M. Leitch
    • 2
  • R. A. Maples
    • 1
  • W. Holmes
    • 1
  1. 1.Instrumentation and Controls DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Engineering DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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