The forward time-of-flight (TOF) detector is located right in front of the FCAL. It has two planes of scintillator paddles, in one plane the paddles are stacked vertically, in the other horizontally. Each paddle is 252cm long 6cm wide and 2.54cm thick. On both ends the paddles have "fish-tail" type light guides that couple to an XP2020 photo multiplier tube.
The pupose of the TOF detector is to provide the means of particle identification (PID) through the measurement of the velocity of the particle passing through the detector volume. This velocity can be determined by measuring the time a particle needs for a given flight distance.
- GlueX doc 994 Conceptual design report of TOF
- Time-of-Flight Cheat Sheet
- Magnetic Field in region of TOF
- TOF light guide drawing
- Conceptual drawing of light guide and tube support from Ian Winger of FSU.
- Electrical schematic and mechanical drawings of Hamamatsu H10534 and H10534MOD phototube and base. Specifications for the R10533 PMT used in these packages.
- 3D conceptual drawing of the time-of-flight (pptx) from Chuck Hutton as of July 20, 2011.
- Nominal TOF electronics system diagram (at right)
- Passive splitter schematic
Schedule and Contract
- Fastrack schedule (draft)
- Selected Schedule Milestones
- 12 GeV Project schedule for TOF
- TOF PMT Shipping schedule
- Private:FSU Construction Invoices
- EVMS Construction Progress at FSU
- Test Stand at FSU
- Photomultiplier Plateaus
- TDC histograms
- Photon conversion in the TOF
- Track impact at TOF
- Light Guide Design
- Detector Rates and Lifetime
- Magnetic shielding studies
- PMT rate tests
Operation in Hall-D
- Running Fall 2014
- Running Spring 2015
- Running Spring 2016
- TOF standalone DAQ for cosmics
- Running Spring 2017