Minutes 8-30-2006

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FDC Weekly Meeting

Date: August 30, 2006

Participants: Daniel, Brian

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 6, 2006 @ 1:30 p.m.

Cosmic Ray Chambers

   Simon has checked the cosmic chamber signals now that alcohol
   has been added.  Things look much better now.  Several chambers
   are being read out and a crude calibration is in place.  More
   work will be done when Simon gets back from vacation.

Small-Scale Prototype

   Comparison of chamber resolution with stretched cathodes shows no
   change from before (i.e. compared to the old wrinkled planes).

Mechanical Drawings

   Brian showed his first mechanical drawing.  Not much to talk about
   as drawing was 0th order.  Brian will continue to work on this.

FDC Budget

 - Brian suggested that we discuss the FDC budget for next year at
   our next FDC meeting.  We can then decide what we want to purchase.
 - DSC will send Brian the R&D budget numbers after the meeting.

Circuit Board Design

   DSC reviewed with Brian details from the meeting on 8/28/06
   with Chris Cuevas and Elton regarding who will work on the FDC
   circuit board design.

Load Calculations

   We agreed that it is time to start to perform the load calculations
   for the frames supporting the wires.

Minutes prepared by Daniel. Send any comments or corrections along.