FDC Weekly Meeting
Date: January 3, 2007
Participants: Daniel, Tim, Chuck, Roger, Fernando, Kim
Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 @ 1:30 p.m.
- Fernando has been in contact with Mitch Newcomer about additional design work on the ASICs to incorporate a discriminator for each channel. This version of the ASIC would be used with the anode readout that goes to the TDCs. Fernando will tell Mitch to contact Elke and Elton regarding the budget. He is interested in this work and could start on it in March after the current ASIC design goes out for manufacture of the limited (50 chip) run.
- Tim and Chuck are nearly done with the layout of the anode boards and the preamp daughter boards. Chuck will be in contact with Roger and Kim to give them the design so that they can start to layout the traces. This work should begin this week. We can then see if there is suitable real estate for the traces. All components on the STBs and HVTBs will be located between the wires. We still do not have an answer from Karen Kephart at FNAL regarding whether they are willing to do the winding with the components in place.
- Fernando has started work on the thermal simulations for the heat sink. He has stated that the ambient temperature must not go about 45 deg. Tim will work on performing simulations to see if our forced air system can maintain this temperature.
- Karen Kephart has invited us to visit FNAL to discuss the design of the chambers and the specifications and tolerances. This visit should probably take place this month so that we can incorporate any feedback from her into the design. More details to come.
Minutes prepared by Daniel. Send any comments or corrections along.