The Data Readout System of the Nuclear Compton Telescope (NCT)

Wei-Che Hung, Yuan-Hann Chang, Chih-Hsun Lin, Steven E. Boggs, Hsiang-Kuang Chang, Mark S. Bandstra, Eric C. Bellm, Jeng-Lun Chiu, Jau-Shian Liang, Zong-Kai Liu, Daniel Perez-Becker, Cornelia B. Wunderer (+4 others)
2009 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  
The Nuclear Compton Telescope (NCT) is a balloonborne telescope based on the 3D-positioning germanium detectors. It is designed to study astrophysical sources of gamma-ray emission in the energy range of 0.2 MeV to 10 MeV. The data readout system of NCT is designed to amplify, digitize and collect signals from a germanium detector according to a certain trigger scheme. It also has an interface to the NCT flight computer to receive commands and transfer data. This paper contains the design and
more » ... ns the design and the scientific test result of the readout system.
doi:10.1109/tns.2009.2022624 fatcat:uxnuydx2vbg7toeotpu5nbudm4