Developement of Data Processing Algorithms for the Upgraded LHCb Vertex Locator

  • Toby Nonnenmacher

Student thesis: Master of Science by Research


The LHCb detector will see a major upgrade during LHC Long Shutdown II, which is planned for 2019/20. The silicon Vertex Locator subdetector will be upgraded for operation under the new run conditions. The detector will be read out using a data acquisition board based on an FPGA. The work presented in this thesis is concerned with the development of the data processing algorithms to be used in this data acquisition board. In particular, work in three different areas of the FPGA is covered: the data processing block, the low level interface, and the post router block. The algorithms produced have been simulated and tested, and shown to provide the required performance. Errors in the initial implementation of the Gigabit Wireline Transmitter serialized data in the low level interface were discovered and corrected. The data scrambling algorithm and the post router block have been incorporated in the front end readout chip.
Date of Award31 Dec 2016
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorChristopher Parkes (Supervisor) & Marco Gersabeck (Supervisor)

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