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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2017, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (10): 143 doi: 10.1007/s41365-017-0297-5

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Readout system for ground-based tests of BGO calorimeter of DAMPE satellite

Jun-Bin Zhang 1,2  Chang-Qing Feng 1,2  Si-Yuan Ma 1,2  Qi Wang 1,2  Shu-Bin Liu 1,2  Qi An 1,2   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Particle Detection and Electronics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
    2 Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
  • Contact: Chang-Qing Feng E-mail:fengcq@ustc.edu.cn
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    This work was supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program on Space Science of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDA04040202-4) and the National Basic Research Program (973 Program) of China (No. 2010CB833002).

Jun-Bin Zhang, Chang-Qing Feng, Si-Yuan Ma, Qi Wang, Shu-Bin Liu, Qi An. Readout system for ground-based tests of BGO calorimeter of DAMPE satellite.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2017, 28(10): 143     doi: 10.1007/s41365-017-0297-5

Abstract:

A readout system for ground-based tests of the bismuth germanium oxide (BGO) calorimeter of the Dark Matter Particle Explorer satellite is described in this paper. The system mainly consists of a data acquisition board with a field-programmable gate array to implement the control logic, and a graphical user interface software based on LabWindows/CVI. The system has been successfully applied in a series of ground-based environmental experiments and almost all the performance tests throughout the entire manufacturing processes. These contribute significantly to the development of the BGO calorimeter before being submitted for satellite-level integration.

Key words: DAMPE, BGO calorimeter, Readout system