Feb 21 – 25, 2022
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

High-Precision Large-Area Tracking and Triggering with Drift-Tube Chambers at Future Colliders

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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien
Recorded Presentation Gaseous Detectors


Oliver Kortner (Max Planck Society (DE))


Experiments like the ATLAS detector at the HL-LHC or detectors at future hadron colliders need muon detectors with excellent momentum resolution at the percent level up to the TeV scale both at the trigger and the offline reconstruction level. This requires muon tracking chambers with high spatial resolution even at the highest background fluxes. Drift-tube chambers are the most cost effective technology for the instrumentation of large-area muon systems providing the required high rate capability and three-dimensional spatial resolution. Thanks to the advances in analog and digital electronics, modern drift-tube chambers can be used in stand-alone mode up to the highest background rates providing event times and second coordinates without the necessity of additonal trigger chambers. New key developments in the integrated front-end electronics are active baseline restoration of the shaped signal and picosecond time-to-digital converters for second coordinate measurement with double-sided readout of the tubes. Self-triggered operation has become possible using modern high-performance FPGAs allowing for real-time pattern recognition and track reconstruction.

Primary authors

Hubert Kroha (Max Planck Society (DE)) Oliver Kortner (Max Planck Society (DE)) Robert Richter (Max Planck Society (DE)) Sandra Kortner (Max Planck Society (DE))

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