Document Type



Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor's Name

Pete Markowitz

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Joerg Reinhold

Third Advisor's Name

Laird Kramer


Electronics, VDC, Vertical Drift Chamber, Summing Module

Date of Defense



Testing of summing electronics and VDC A/D Cards was performed to assure proper functioning and operation within defined parameters. In both the summing modules and the VDC A/D cards, testing for minimum threshold voltage for each channel and crosstalk between neighboring channels was performed. Additionally, the modules were installed in Hall A with input signals from shower detectors arranged to establish a trigger by summing signals together with the use of tested modules. Testing involved utilizing a pulser to mimic PMT signals, a discriminator, an attenuator, a scaler, a level translator, an oscilloscope, a high voltage power supply, and a special apparatus used to power and send signal to the A/D cards. After testing, modules were obtained that meet necessary criteria for use in the APEX experiment, and the A/D cards obtained were determined to have adequate specifications for their utilization, with specific results included in the appendix.





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