A multi-grid-type microstrip gas chamber (M-MSGC) is being developed for the new spallation neutron source in Japan. The objective of this study is to provide a new position readout electronics for two-dimensional M-MSGC which can reduce the number of interconnections through a gas vessel by using a new encoding readout scheme based on ASIC technology. In order to test an ASIC based individual readout method, an ASIC chip, which has typically 16 individual input channels, has been designed and fabricated using a ROHM 0.35µ;m CMOS process and the chip was connected to a developed encoding circuit. The main results of the performance test indicated that the front-end electronics was able to encode 1500 pixels of the input position with 4.4% of position non-linearity. The results of this work confirm that the developed circuit would be appropriate for the front-end electronics of He-3 two-dimensional M-MSGC.
- Gas detector
- Multi-grid-type microstrip gas chamber (M-MSGC)
- Readout method
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering