Research

Development of pixel readout integrated circuits for high rate and radiation. Work is currently in the context of the RD53 collaboration. Topics include:
    * General chip architecture and functionality [1].
    * Understanding data rates and potential for data compression [2], [3], [4].
    * Maximizing high speed data transmission on low mass cables by implementing advanced equalization techniques not previously used in HEP, such as a receiver with Decision Feedback Equalization. This is a main topic for Ph.D. student V. Wallangen. [5]
    * Development and testing of FE65-P2 prototype [6],[20]
    * RD53A chip [21]
    * Real time threshold equalization [22]

Hybrid pixel detector systems
    * Modules and serial powered chains [7]
    * Carbon composite mechanics [8]

"Electronic Bubble Chamber" (long clusters in pixel modules)
    * Long barrel layer proposal for ATLAS Phase 2 upgrade [9]
    * Luminosity measurement in ATLAS Run 2. This is project of Ph. D. student W. P. McCormack [10]
    * Machine learning recognition of cluster shapes [11]
    * High eta electron and muon reconstruction in Run 2 and upgrade [12]

Other uses of hybrid pixels
    * Gas TPC readout with GEM + pixel chip [13], [14]
    * Pixel readout for LAr TPC [15]

Monolithic CMOS sensors for particle detection
    * High Voltage and Plain CMOS complex logic, rad hard MAPS [16], [17]
    * SBIR award with Sensor Creations, Inc.  [18]

Investigation of particle physics algorithms on neuromorphic computing architectures
    * IBM True North Chip. This a main topic of Ph.D. student R. Carney [19]


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