Study and optimization of the spatial resolution for detectors with binary readout

R. Yonamine, T. Maerschalk, G. De Lentdecker

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Using simulations and analytical approaches, we have studied single hit resolutions obtained with a binary readout, which is often proposed for high granularity detectors to reduce the generated data volume. Our simulations considering several parameters (e.g. strip pitch) show that the detector geometry and an electronics parameter of the binary readout chips could be optimized for binary readout to offer an equivalent spatial resolution to the one with an analog readout. To understand the behavior as a function of simulation parameters, we developed analytical models that reproduce simulation results with a few parameters. The models can be used to optimize detector designs and operation conditions with regard to the spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-139
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 11
Externally publishedYes


  • Binary readout
  • GEM
  • Micromegas
  • Silicon detectors
  • Spatial resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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