High-speed readout for a time projection chamber in the NA36 data acquisition system

M. Cherney, P. Álvarez De Lara, E. Andersen, P. D. Barnes, R. Blaes, H. Braun, J. M. Brom, B. Castaño, Michael G. Cherney, M. Cohler, B. De la Cruz, G. E. Diebold, C. Fernández, G. Franklin, C. Garabatos, J. A. Garzón, W. M. Geist, D. E. Greiner, C. R. Gruhn, M. HafidouniM. Heiden, C. P. De los Heros, J. Hubrec, D. Huss, J. L. Jacquot, P. G. Jones, J. P M Kuipers, P. Ladrón De Guevara, D. Liko, G. Lovhoiden, J. MacNaughton, A. Michalon, M. E. Michalon-Mentzer, J. Mosquera, Z. Natkaniec, J. M. Nelson, G. Neuhofer, M. Pló, P. Porth, B. Powell, B. Quinn, A. Ramil, J. L. Riester, H. Rohringer, G. Sakrejda, I. Sakrejda, R. Schumacher, T. Thorsteinsen, J. Traxler, C. Voltolini, Y. Xia, A. Yanez, P. Yepes, R. Zybert

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Experience with the NA36 high-speed FASTBUS-based data acquisition system is presented. The multicrate system operates with a 35 m cable segment and extensive local data compression and processing. The principle data sources are a time projection chamber and associated calorimetry. A special FASTBUS interface was developed for drift- and proportional chamber readout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-798
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 1989
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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