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Development and testing of a fiber/multianode photomultiplier system for use on FiberGLAST
Author(s): Keith R. Rielage; Katsushi Arisaka; Muzaffer Atac; W. Robert Binns; James H. Buckley; Michael L. Cherry; Mark J. Christl; David B. Cline; Paul F. Dowkontt; John W. Epstein; Gerald J. Fishman; T. Gregory Guzik; Paul L. Hink; Martin H. Israel; S. Cheenu Kappadath; Gerald Karr; Richard Marc Kippen; Daniel Leopold; Mark L. McConnell; John R. Macri; Robert S. Mallozzi; William S. Paciesas; Thomas A. Parnell; Geoffrey N. Pendleton; Surasak Phengchamnan; Yuriy Pischalnikov; Georgia A. Richardson; James M. Ryan; John Gregory Stacy; Tumay O. Tumer; Gerald J. Visser; Donald B. Wallace; Robert B. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

A scintillating fiber detector is currently being studied for the NASA Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission. This detector utilizes modules composed of a thin converter sheet followed by an x, y plane of scintillating fibers to examine the shower of particles created by high energy gamma-rays interacting in the converter material. The detector is composed of a tracker with 90 such modular planes and a calorimeter with 36 planes. The two major component of this detector are the scintillating fibers and their associated photodetectors. Here we present current status of development and test result of both of these. The Hamamatsu R5900-00-M64 multianode photomultiplier tube (MAPMT) is the baseline readout device. A characterization of this device has been performed including noise, cross- talk, gain variation, vibration, and thermal/vacuum test. A prototype fiber/MAPMT system has been tested at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices at Louisiana State University with a photon beam and preliminary results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3768, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics, (19 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366579
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Keith R. Rielage, Washington Univ. (United States)
Katsushi Arisaka, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Muzaffer Atac, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
W. Robert Binns, Washington Univ. (United States)
James H. Buckley, Washington Univ. (United States)
Michael L. Cherry, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Mark J. Christl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David B. Cline, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Paul F. Dowkontt, Washington Univ. (United States)
John W. Epstein, Washington Univ. (United States)
Gerald J. Fishman, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
T. Gregory Guzik, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Paul L. Hink, Washington Univ. (United States)
Martin H. Israel, Washington Univ. (United States)
S. Cheenu Kappadath, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Gerald Karr, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Richard Marc Kippen, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Daniel Leopold, Washington Univ. (United States)
Mark L. McConnell, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
John R. Macri, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Robert S. Mallozzi, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
William S. Paciesas, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Thomas A. Parnell, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Geoffrey N. Pendleton, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Surasak Phengchamnan, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Yuriy Pischalnikov, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Georgia A. Richardson, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
James M. Ryan, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
John Gregory Stacy, Louisiana State Univ. and Southern Univ. (United States)
Tumay O. Tumer, Univ. of California/Riverside (United States)
Gerald J. Visser, NOVA R&D, Inc. (United States)
Donald B. Wallace, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Robert B. Wilson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3768:
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics
Ralph B. James; Richard C. Schirato, Editor(s)

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