Author

Jianjun Sa

Publication Date

1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kaplan, Daniel M. (Daniel Moshe)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Quarks

Abstract

This thesis describes a 16-bit parallel pipelined processor which is used in a Fermilab fixed-target heavy-quark experiment (E789). E789 is an experiment to study two-prong dihadron decays of neutral beautyquark (6) hadrons produced in 800-GeV proton-nucleus interactions. The results of the experiment will be used to constrain the Kobayashi-Maskawa (KM) matrix. Chapter 1 discusses the general background and the experimental objectives. Chapter 2 describes the E789 apparatus. The trigger processor is designed to reconstruct complex multiparticle events in about 10 /a s . The processor consists of an upstream vertex processor, a downstream track processor, and a vertex “end game” . A total of 105 functional modules of 12 types are used in the processor. Chapter 3 discusses the structure and operating principles of the processor. The author contributed to designing, building, and debugging the trigger processor. A module test program and a cable test program designed by the author are discussed in Chapter 4. These programs test all processor module types and the intermodule cabling.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [68]-69).

Extent

vi, 73 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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