AMU project - observing muons

Aims
Electronics to develop
Related Electronics biblio
beaglebone
activities
power: a power transformer and the DC/DC converter (Nov, 2014)
Project
Working documents
status (20 May 2014)
design
Biblio

Aims

A prototype of a portable muon telescope was built along March to July of 2014 for muon flux measurements. Muons are continuously produced on proton-air interactions being carried down with a bunch of other charged and neutral particles in the so-called, air shower. The work proposed here is to simulate within the LRCsim ROOT based framework the telescope setup, operate it and compare the real data with simulations. Flux measurements should show that the muon fluxes depend on the zenith angle, on air pressure and on muon absorption prior to its detection.

The detector is composed of three scintilators of 20X20 cm coupled to wavelength shifter optical fibers (WLS) and multi proportional photoelectron counters (MPPC).

The main part to develop on this semester is the readout electronics and the LabRC simulation. The former will allow to test the already built prototypes and the later it will be used for estimating the magnitude of signal to observe.

Electronics to develop

The idea is to develop electronics able to:

Related Electronics biblio

beaglebone

We intend to use the beaglebone board as acquisition server and event builder. After some discussion with Renaud Gaglione (LAPP) it seems that the signals from the Front-End electronics could be converted (TTL-CMOS) and a AND gate used to produce a signal to be gathered by GPIO. This implies to develop a beagleborad plugin board...

activities

power: a power transformer and the DC/DC converter (Nov, 2014)


Project

Working documents

status (20 May 2014)

design

optical photons readout: wls fibers

The WLS fibers being used are the ones from Kuraray that were also used in the Atlas experiment (green fibers): Y-11(200) Characteristics:

Biblio