Wireless data transmission for high energy physics applications
1 Physics Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden
3 CEA/LETI/DRT/DACLE/LAIR, Grenoble, France
4 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
5 Gangneung National University, Korea
6 CEA/DRF/IRFU/SPP, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
7 Institute for High-Frequency and Communication Technology, University of Wuppertal, Germany
8 Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Norway
Published online: 8 August 2017
Silicon tracking detectors operated at high luminosity collider experiments pose a challenge for current and future readout systems regarding bandwidth, radiation, space and power constraints. With the latest developments in wireless communications, wireless readout systems might be an attractive alternative to commonly used wired optical and copper based readout architectures.
The WADAPT group (Wireless Allowing Data and Power Transmission) has been formed to study the feasibility of wireless data transmission for future tracking detectors. These proceedings cover current developments focused on communication in the 60 GHz band. This frequency band offers a high bandwidth, a small form factor and an already mature technology. Motivation for wireless data transmission for high energy physics application and the developments towards a demonstrator prototype are summarized. Feasibility studies concerning the construction and operation of a wireless transceiver system have been performed. Data transmission tests with a transceiver prototype operating at even higher frequencies in the 240 GHz band are described. Data transmission at rates up to 10 Gb/s have been obtained successfully using binary phase shift keying.
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