ATLAS Upgrade R&D 2016

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

Refer to ATLAS-UK upgrade proposal to PPRP: "UPGRADING THE ATLAS EXPERIMENT FOR THE LUMINOSITY FRONTIER AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER" PPRP meeting, September 2012

Planned Impact

Refer to ATLAS-UK upgrade proposal to PPRP: "UPGRADING THE ATLAS EXPERIMENT FOR THE LUMINOSITY FRONTIER AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER" PPRP meeting, September 2012

Publications

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Description The Large Hadron Collider has made a great scientific and social impact. The Higgs boson discovery has opened a new window into our understanding of the university and has captured people's imagination. The potential for even further discoveries at the LHC is high.

To remain on the forefront of discovery, the LHC and its experiments need a series of upgrades to manage the harsh environment. This grant is one in a series of grants to support the Phase II upgrade of the silicon tracker of the ATLAS experiment, which is expected to install in 2024-2025. The tracker will take "pictures" of the trajectories of charged particles created by the collisions of protons every 25 ns.

In this grant period, techniques have been developed which will enable the production of this complex detector within the funding constraints which meet the performance targets. Near production prototypes have been made for both the pixel and strip systems. A major milestone has been completed with the publication of the Technical Design Report of the Pixel Detector.

This grant has been critical in allowing the ATLAS Upgrade project to transition from the R+D phase to the production phase.
Exploitation Route The ATLAS upgrade project is now proceeding to the production phase.

The development of radiation hard sensors will be useful for medical physics (proton therapy, amongst others) and nuclear material monitoring, as well as future nuclear and particle physics experiments.

The developments needed for light, carbon-fibre structures for the upgrade have been used in other departments in the University. In particular, the mechanical engineering formula student program has made a number of components using our techniques.
Sectors Education,Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Other

 
Description Through the development of hybrid circuits and pixel sensors with UK industry, we have enabled them to bid for a contracts worth in excess of a million pounds.
Sector Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description CERN RD50 funding request
Amount SFr. 15,000 (CHF)
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 
Sector Public
Country Switzerland
Start 11/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Brookhaven National Laboratory
Department Physics Department
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Department Physics Division
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Penn State University
Department Department of Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Yale University
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of a multiple hybrid panel crate based DAQ system 
Organisation Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of hardware for testing of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Collaborator Contribution Development of firmware for testing and analysis of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Impact Results presented at ATLAS collaboration meetings.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of a multiple hybrid panel crate based DAQ system 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of hardware for testing of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Collaborator Contribution Development of firmware for testing and analysis of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Impact Results presented at ATLAS collaboration meetings.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of a multiple hybrid panel crate based DAQ system 
Organisation University of Toronto
Department Department of Physics
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of hardware for testing of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Collaborator Contribution Development of firmware for testing and analysis of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Impact Results presented at ATLAS collaboration meetings.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of assembly tooling and method for strip hybrids 
Organisation Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
Department Department of Physics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of design of assembly tooling and electrical circuit boards.
Collaborator Contribution Development of design of assembly tooling for alternative method.
Impact Final tools have been designed for the production strip barrel modules. Endcaps will follow the same concept. Tooling design has been shared with the international collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Title MPW run submission to AMS in H18 CMOS process through Europractice 
Description Co-design of submission including ATLAS pixel devices 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Device not yet back from manufacturer. Evaluation still to come. 
 
Title MPW run submission to Lfoundry in 150 nm CMOS process 
Description Co-design of submission including ATLAS pixel devices 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Device not yet back from manufacturer. Evaluation still to come.