The Read-out Processors of the Aleph Time Projection Chamber and Their Performance

E. Blucher, J. Fagerstrom, S. Haywood, U. Larsson, I. Lehraus, B. Loefstedt, T. Lohse, J. May, A. Minten, J. Richstein, W. Richter, A. Roth, D. Schlatter, G. Stefanini, W. Tejessy, M. Takashima, W. Wiedenmann, W. Witzeling, A. Vayaki, A. HalleyT. Barczewski, L. A.T. Bauerdick, M. Kasemann, S. Roehn, M. Schmelling, F. Steeg, W. Blum, A. Jahn, R. Richter, R. Settles, J. Thomas, S. R. Amendolia, F. Fidecaro, S. Galeotti, A. Lusiani, P. S. Marrocchesi, F. Morsani, D. Passuello, P. Salvadori, M. A. Ciocci, B. Gobbo, E. Milotti, L. Rolandi, L. Bellantoni, J. Boudreau, D. Cinabro, J. Conway, M. Conwery, Douglas Cowen, R. C. Jared, R. Johnson, B. LeClaire, J. Pater, J. Wear, S. L. Wu, S. Xue

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Abstract

The Aleph detector is installed on the LEP electron-positron storage ring. Its central tracking detector, a Time Projection Chamber, has about 50,000 channels of sampling electronics. The digitized signals are processed by 72 double width Fastbus modules, built around an MC 68020 processor. The Time Projection Processor will be described and the solutions, both hardware and software, adopted to run and manage such a complex system in a Fastbus-VAX environment will be discussed. Practical experience with the system will be reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1210-1215
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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central processing units
chambers
projection
Detectors
Storage rings
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Positrons
complex systems
Large scale systems
positrons
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Electronic equipment
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Sampling
computer programs
Hardware
Electrons
electronics
electrons

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Blucher, E., Fagerstrom, J., Haywood, S., Larsson, U., Lehraus, I., Loefstedt, B., ... Xue, S. (1990). The Read-out Processors of the Aleph Time Projection Chamber and Their Performance. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 37(3), 1210-1215. https://doi.org/10.1109/23.57368
Blucher, E. ; Fagerstrom, J. ; Haywood, S. ; Larsson, U. ; Lehraus, I. ; Loefstedt, B. ; Lohse, T. ; May, J. ; Minten, A. ; Richstein, J. ; Richter, W. ; Roth, A. ; Schlatter, D. ; Stefanini, G. ; Tejessy, W. ; Takashima, M. ; Wiedenmann, W. ; Witzeling, W. ; Vayaki, A. ; Halley, A. ; Barczewski, T. ; Bauerdick, L. A.T. ; Kasemann, M. ; Roehn, S. ; Schmelling, M. ; Steeg, F. ; Blum, W. ; Jahn, A. ; Richter, R. ; Settles, R. ; Thomas, J. ; Amendolia, S. R. ; Fidecaro, F. ; Galeotti, S. ; Lusiani, A. ; Marrocchesi, P. S. ; Morsani, F. ; Passuello, D. ; Salvadori, P. ; Ciocci, M. A. ; Gobbo, B. ; Milotti, E. ; Rolandi, L. ; Bellantoni, L. ; Boudreau, J. ; Cinabro, D. ; Conway, J. ; Conwery, M. ; Cowen, Douglas ; Jared, R. C. ; Johnson, R. ; LeClaire, B. ; Pater, J. ; Wear, J. ; Wu, S. L. ; Xue, S. / The Read-out Processors of the Aleph Time Projection Chamber and Their Performance. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 1990 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 1210-1215.
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In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 37, No. 3, 01.01.1990, p. 1210-1215.

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Blucher E, Fagerstrom J, Haywood S, Larsson U, Lehraus I, Loefstedt B et al. The Read-out Processors of the Aleph Time Projection Chamber and Their Performance. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 1990 Jan 1;37(3):1210-1215. https://doi.org/10.1109/23.57368