The KTeV hardware cluster counter

C. Bown, Elliott C Cheu, J. Dusatko, H. Sanders, M. Zeleznik

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Abstract

We have designed and built a trigger processor that determines the number of isolated showers deposited in the electromagnetic calorimeter of the KTeV detector. Our algorithm takes advantage of pattern recognition and parallel processing techniques to increase its speed relative to more conventional cluster finding algorithms. With a relatively modest clock speed of 20 MHz, this processor reaches a decision in under 2 μs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume369
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 1996
Externally publishedYes

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The KTeV hardware cluster counter. / Bown, C.; Cheu, Elliott C; Dusatko, J.; Sanders, H.; Zeleznik, M.

In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, Vol. 369, No. 1, 21.01.1996, p. 248-254.

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Bown, C. ; Cheu, Elliott C ; Dusatko, J. ; Sanders, H. ; Zeleznik, M. / The KTeV hardware cluster counter. In: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A. 1996 ; Vol. 369, No. 1. pp. 248-254.
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