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The silicon tracker readout electronics of the gamma-ray large area space telescope

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18 Author(s)
Baldini, L. ; Ist. Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Pisa, Italy ; Brez, A. ; Himel, T. ; Hirayama, M.
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A unique electronics system has been built and tested for reading signals from the silicon-strip detectors of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope mission. The system amplifies and processes signals from 884 736 36-cm strips using only 160 W of power, and it achieves close to 100% detection efficiency with noise occupancy sufficiently low to allow it to self trigger. The design of the readout system is described, and results are presented from ground-based testing of the completed detector system.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 2 )