MCORD - MPD Cosmic Ray Detector a new features
1 National Centre for Nuclear Research, ul. Andrzeja Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock-Świerk, Poland
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Russia
3 Warsaw University of Technology, Pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661 Warsaw, Poland
4 Jan Kochanowski University, ul. Żeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 3 April 2019
The main detector system at the Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility (NICA) located in Dubna, Russia is the Multi-Purpose Detector (MPD). For better calibration reason, the MPD needs an additional trigger system for an off-beam calibration of MPD sub-detectors and for rejection (veto) of cosmic muons. The system should also be useful for practical astrophysics observations of cosmic showers. The consortium NICA-PL group defines goals and basic assumptions for the MPD Cosmic Ray Detector (MCORD). This article describes the conceptual design and simulation plans of the MCORD detector based on plastic scintillators with SiPM photodetectors and electronic digital system based on the MicroTCA crate.
Key words: MCORD / NICA / MPD / FPGA / Cosmic Ray detector / MicroTCA / trigger system / Cosmic Shower
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