Jun 5 – 10, 2016
Padova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

A Small Data Aquisition System for the KOALA Experiment in Juelich

Jun 10, 2016, 10:30 AM
Centro Congressi (Padova)

Centro Congressi


Poster presentation Data Acquisition Poster Session 2


Peter Wüstner (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)


KOALA will be an independent experiment at HESR (Darmstadt) to measure antiproton-proton elastic scattering in order to gain the differential cross section which is a crucial input for the PANDA luminosity determination. The KOALA experiment will measure the elastically scattered beam particles in forward area and recoil protons from the target near 90 degress. One of the recoil detectors has been designed and built. It was installed and commissioned by measuring proton-proton elastic scattering at COSY in Juelich. The data aquisition system is currently running with a small amount of channels (240 ADC, TDC and scaler channels, plus trigger and synchronisation logic) with some interesting features. The hardware and the software concept will be shown. Especially some problems with the synchronisation and their solutions will be discussed.

Primary author

Peter Wüstner (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)


Dr Dieter Grzonka (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) Dr Huagen Xu (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) Prof. James Ritman (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) Mr Qiang Hu (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) Prof. Stefan v. Waasen (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)

Presentation materials