R&D Project 1:
Integration of a low-mass large-area silicon micro-strip detector system for particle tracking

Research Objective

The project aims at the system integration of a low-mass large-area silicon micro-strip detector for particle tracking. Particular focus is on the development of a high-density front-end electronics board for the readout of an ultra-light large-area silicon micro-strip tracker. The activities include an exploration of technologies suitable for a mass-production of the boards, the definition of procedures and tools for their assembly into tracking detector modules, and the definition of procedures for the module integration into the mainframe/thermal enclosure of the CBM micro-strip tracking system.


GSI, Darmstadt ( J. Heuser, activity leader), LTU Ltd, Kharkov (V. Borshchov), KINR, Kiev (V. Pugatch)


Task Nr. Task name Participants
P1/T1 Provision of ultra-light Aluminum-Kapton cables GSI, LTU
P1/T8 Procedures for mass-production and integration of FEBs GSI, LTU, KINR
P1/T2 High-density input patterns on various FEB substrates GSI
P1/T3 Investigation and selection of FEB substrates GSI, LTU
P1/T4 Demonstrator FEB with several CBM-specific chips GSI
P1/T5 Demonstrator FEB with full integration of services GSI
P1/T6 Fully integrated FEB including high-density input stage GSI
P1/T7 Evaluation of the FEBs on test stands GSI, LTU, KINR


Tasks 2012 2013 2014
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Procedures for mass-production + integration X X X X X X X X X X X 3
Development of a high-density input stage X X X 1                
Demonstrator of a fully integrated FEB X X X X X X X 2        

  1. Front-end board with high-density input stage
  2. Fully integrated front-end board with input stage and services
  3. Procedures for mass-production and integration into the detector system


Report on full-size high-density front-end board compatible with the integration requirements into the CBM silicon micro-strip tracking system, in a technology available for mass-production.

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-- JohannMHeuser - 16 Feb 2009
Topic revision: r29 - 2014-02-08, JohannMHeuser
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