Authors

Keith R. Rielage, Washington University in St Louis
Katsushi Arisaka, University of California - Los Angeles
Muzaffer Atac, University of California - Los Angeles
W Robert Binns, Washington University in St LouisFollow
J Buckley, Washington University in St Louis
M L. Cherry, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Mark J. Christl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
David B. Cline, University of California - Los Angeles
Paul F. Dowkontt, Washington University in St Louis
John W. Epstein, Washington University in St Louis
Gerald J. Fishman, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
T G. Guzik, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
P L. Hink, Washington University in St Louis
Martin H. Israel, Washington University in St Louis
S C. Kappadath, Louisiana State University - Baton RougeFollow
Gerald Karr, University of Alabama - Huntsville
R M. Kippen, University of Alabama - HuntsvilleFollow
Daniel Leopold, Washington University in St Louis
Mark L. McConnell, University of New Hampshire - Main CampusFollow
J R. Macri, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus
Robert S. Mallozzi, University of Alabama - Huntsville
W Paciesas, University of Alabama - Huntsville
Thomas A. Parnell, University of Alabama - HuntsvilleFollow
Geoffrey N. Pendleton, University of Alabama - Huntsville
Surasak Phengchamnan, University of Alabama - Huntsville
Yuriy Pischalnikov, University of California - Los Angeles
Georgia A. Richardson, University of Alabama - HuntsvilleFollow
James Ryan, University of New Hampshire
J G. Stacy, Louisiana State University - Baton RougeFollow
O T. Tumer, University of California - Riverside
Gerald J. Vissor, NOVA R&D, Inc
Donald B. Wallace, University of Alabama - Huntsville
Robert B. Wilson, NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterFollow

Abstract

A scintillating fiber detector is currently being studied for the NASA Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission. This detector utilizes modules composed of a thin converter sheet followed by an x, y plane of scintillating fibers to examine the shower of particles created by high energy gamma-rays interacting in the converter material. The detector is composed of a tracker with 90 such modular planes and a calorimeter with 36 planes. The two major component of this detector are the scintillating fibers and their associated photodetectors. Here we present current status of development and test result of both of these. The Hamamatsu R5900-00-M64 multianode photomultiplier tube (MAPMT) is the baseline readout device. A characterization of this device has been performed including noise, cross- talk, gain variation, vibration, and thermal/vacuum test. A prototype fiber/MAPMT system has been tested at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices at Louisiana State University with a photon beam and preliminary results are presented.

Publication Date

10-19-1999

Journal Title

SPIE Proceedings

Publisher

SPIE

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1117/12.366579

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Rights

© (1999) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering.

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