AMU project - observing muons: simulation

Aims
Bibliography
Lectures notes (F Barao, 2015-16)
AMU project
Working documents
status (Feb 2016)
design
electronics
Related Electronics biblio
beaglebone
activities
power: a power transformer and the DC/DC converter (Nov, 2014)
AMU Project bibliography

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 (developed within the Lab RC) the telescope setup, operate it and compare the real data with simulations. Muon rate 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 AMU is composed of three scintilators of 20X20 cm coupled to nine wavelength shifter optical fibers (WLS) and multi proportional photoelectron counters (MPPC).
The three scintilators will be superimposed in order to make a muon telescope.

The work to be developed on this semester is the AMU simulation that will be used for estimating the magnitude of the signal that will be observed.

The working steps of the simulation work are the following:

Bibliography

Lectures notes (F Barao, 2015-16)


AMU project

Working documents

status (Feb 2016)

design

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:

plastic scintilator: EJ-200

electronics

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)


AMU Project bibliography