Slow control for the TRD gas supply system of AMS-02

Demirkoz B.

NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS, vol.134, pp.66-68, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.08.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-68


AMS(Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) [1] is a high energy physics experiment that will operate for three years on the International Space Station. Supersymmetric dark matter could produce an excess in the 10-30OGeV positron spectrum. A 10(-5) separation of positrons from protons is needed for this signal and will be achieved partially by a TRD (Transition Radiation Detector). Apart from the radiator, the TRD is a gaseous detector is filled with Xe:CO2=80:20 and refreshed by 7 liters of gas per day. This paper describes the TRD gas supply system and the slow electronics control system for it, which will keep gas gain variations below 3%.