May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

Development of a dedicated DAQ system for Crystal Eye pathfinder

May 25, 2021, 8:42 AM
Parallel session talk Readout: Trigger and DAQ Readout: Trigger and DAQ


Luigi Ferrentino (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II")


Crystal Eye is an innovative detector that aims to provide more information about the electromagnetic counterpart of gravitational waves by detecting X and γ-rays events, improving the event localization of concurrent detectors. The detector consists of LYSO scintillation crystals, each one read by an array of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) and it has been positively evaluated to fly onboard the Space RIDER, an uncrewed reusable orbital spaceplane of the European Space Agency (ESA).
For the proposed detection module we developed a dedicated DAQ system consisting in a ZYNQ-based board which manage the HV provided to each SiPM, control the ASIC (CITIROC-1A) linked with the photomultipliers, the collection and storage of the data.
The board also implent two different levels of trigger, to better discriminate between the LYSO's self-activity and the detection of an event we are interested in, avoiding excessive consumption of redundant SSDs space.

Funding information The Crystal Eye R&D is financially supported by University of Naples Federico II and Intesa San Paolo with the "STAR2018 - L1 Junior Principal Investigator" grant and by Gran Sasso Science Institute
TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? No, this is an entirely new submission.

Primary authors

Luigi Ferrentino (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II") Andrea Abba (Università degli Studi e INFN Milano (IT)) Antonio Anastasio (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Napoli) Felicia Carla Tiziana Barbato (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics) Alfonso Boiano (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics) Fabio Garufi Antonio Vanzanella (Universita e INFN (IT))

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