Oncological hadrontherapy is a novel technique for cancer treatment that improves over conventional radiotherapy by having higher effectiveness and spatial selectivity. The FOOT (FragmentatiOn Of Target) experiment studies the nuclear fragmentation caused by the interactions of charged particle beams with patient tissues in Charged Particle Therapy. Among the several FOOT detectors, the silicon Microstrip Detector is part of the charged-ions-tracking magnetic spectrometer. The detector consists of three x-y planes of two silicon microstrip detectors arranged orthogonally between each other to enable tracking capabilities. Ten analog buffer chips and five ADCs read out each detector. A Field-Programmable Gate Array collects the output of the ADCs of an x-y plane, possibly processes the data, and forms a packet to be sent to the experiment central data acquisition. This data acquisition system shall withstand the trigger rate and detector’s throughput at any time. In this work, we discuss the architecture of the data acquisition system—in particular of the silicon microstrip detector one—and the first results obtained from the x-y plane’s prototype. 2021 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC)

Architecture and First Characterization of the Microstrip Silicon Detector Data Acquisition of the FOOT experiment

Barbanera, Mattia;Kanxheri, Keida;Ambrosi, Giovanni;Silvestre, Gianluigi;Aisa, Damiano;Ionica, Maria;Placidi, Pisana;Servoli, Leonello
2021-01-01

Abstract

Oncological hadrontherapy is a novel technique for cancer treatment that improves over conventional radiotherapy by having higher effectiveness and spatial selectivity. The FOOT (FragmentatiOn Of Target) experiment studies the nuclear fragmentation caused by the interactions of charged particle beams with patient tissues in Charged Particle Therapy. Among the several FOOT detectors, the silicon Microstrip Detector is part of the charged-ions-tracking magnetic spectrometer. The detector consists of three x-y planes of two silicon microstrip detectors arranged orthogonally between each other to enable tracking capabilities. Ten analog buffer chips and five ADCs read out each detector. A Field-Programmable Gate Array collects the output of the ADCs of an x-y plane, possibly processes the data, and forms a packet to be sent to the experiment central data acquisition. This data acquisition system shall withstand the trigger rate and detector’s throughput at any time. In this work, we discuss the architecture of the data acquisition system—in particular of the silicon microstrip detector one—and the first results obtained from the x-y plane’s prototype. 2021 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC)
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