Towards new Front-End Electronics for the HADES Drift Chamber System

30 Oct 2018  ·  Wiebusch Michael, Müntz Christian, Wendisch Christian, Pietraszko Jerzy, Michel Jan, Stroth Joachim ·

Operating HADES at the future FAIR SIS-100 accelerator challenges the rate capability of DAQ and electronics. A new, more robust version of front-end electronics needs to be built for the HADES drift chamber system... Due to the unavailability of the previously used ASD-8 analog read-out ASIC, PASTTREC (PANDA straw tube read-out ASIC) was tested as an ASD-8 replacement in different scenarios including a beam test. PASTTREC falls 20% short of the ASD-8 time precision but performs better w.r.t. signal charge measurements and overall operation stability. The measured time precision as a function of distance to the sense wire was modeled within a 3D GARFIELD simulation of the HADES drift cell. read more

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