Fall Research Expo 2021

Diagnostics and Restoration of Electronics for Imaging the Duomo of Florence

This past summer, Jaime and I worked with Professor Mauger and his group in the Physics and Astronomy department. Our primary focus was on a project was an application of particle physics. The goal of the overall project is to identify and image the internal structure of the Dome, in order to determine the placement of iron elements in the masonry. This is done by designing a cosmic-ray muon detector and placing it on both sides of the inner dome, and producing an image through multiple scattering muon radiography. The role of the University of Pennsylvania’s involvement in the project is to design and manufacture custom electronic boards for data acquisition, specifically re-purposing the DTMROC and the ASDBLR chips used in the ATLAS experiment to custom-made circuit boards.

For the summer of 2021, our preliminary goal is to test the previously designed electronic boards, namely the digital boards with DTMROC chips and the analog boards with ASDBLR chips, and to evaluate and document their readout behavior. This was done by first learning about the readout chip and circuit board design through reading documentation, and then verifying the integrity of the board using an oscilloscope, and lastly writing a test program in python to streamline the board-testing process. 

 

PRESENTED BY
PURM - Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program
College of Arts & Sciences 2024
CO-PRESENTERS
Advised By
Christopher Mauger
Associate Professor of Physics
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PRESENTED BY
PURM - Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program
College of Arts & Sciences 2024
CO-PRESENTERS
Advised By
Christopher Mauger
Associate Professor of Physics

Comments

September 14 | 5:18 PM : by cmauger@upenn.edu

 

Great poster and video!