Accession Number:

AD0757462

Title:

High Spatial Resolution Multiwire Proportional Chamber Systems Using Electromagnetic Delay Line Readouts.

Descriptive Note:

Research memo.,

Corporate Author:

GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The report describes results of an investigation to develop multiwire proportional chamber systems using electromagnetic delay lines for high resolution cosmic ray experiments. The delay line used is a plexiglas core type, with a delay constant of 7 nsecmm. The interpolation properties of this readout scheme resulted in a measured spatial resolution of 75 microns HWHM using iron-55 X-rays and a wire spacing of 1 mm. Tracking accuracy over a 6 mm region near the center of the chamber was better than plus or minus microns when fitted to a linear spatial dependence combined with a sinusoid of wire-spacing periodicity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE