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The readout electronic of EUSO-Balloon experiment

S. Ahmad 1 P. Barrillon 2 C. Blaksley 3 S. Blin-Bondil 4 A. Ebersoldt S. Dagoret-Campagne 4 C. de la Taille 4 F. Dulucq 4 P. Gorodetzky 5 H. Miyamoto 4 C. Moretto 4 G. Prévôt 5 J. A. R. Reina 4
1 Sce Electronique - Omega
LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
2 Electronique
LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
3 APC - AHE - APC - Astrophysique des Hautes Energies
APC (UMR_7164) - AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita degli Studi di Bologna
Abstract : The EUSO-Balloon experiment is a pathfinder for the satellite mission JEM-EUSO whose goal will be to observe Extensive Air Showers produced in the atmosphere by the passage can detect fluorescent UV photons released by the EAS thanks to Multi-anode photomultipliers (MAPMT) arranged in 6 × 6 matrices inside Photo Detector Modules (PDM). A set of lenses is used to focus the photons on the PDM which can be compared to a UV camera taking pictures every 2.5 μs period (GTU: Gate Time Unit). The experiment consists in launching a balloon, at an altitude of 40 km, equipped with complete PDM and Data Processing systems. This project, supported by CNES and constructed by the JEM-EUSO collaboration, is meant to prove that the technology of such an instrument is possible and that the performance is satisfying, raising the Technical Readiness Level (TRL) of JEM-EUSO. Moreover, complex trigger algorithms will be assessed and the main back ground (night glow plus star light) will be studied. A complex readout electronic chain has been designed for the EUSO-Balloon project. It contains two elements: the 9 EC units and the 6 EC-ASIC boards. The EC unit includes four 64-channel Multi-Anode Photomultipliers and a set of pcbs used to supply the 14 different high voltages needed by the MAPMTs and to read out the analog anode signals. These signals are transmitted to the EC-ASIC boards which contain 6 SPACIROC ASICs each. During the year 2012, prototypes of each board were produced and tested successfully, leading to the production of the flight model PCBs in 2013.
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S. Ahmad, P. Barrillon, C. Blaksley, S. Blin-Bondil, A. Ebersoldt, et al.. The readout electronic of EUSO-Balloon experiment. Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics (TWEPP-13), Sep 2013, Perugia, Italy. IOP Publishing, 9, pp.C03050, 2014, ⟨10.1088/1748-0221/9/03/C03050⟩. ⟨in2p3-00864225⟩



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