The TORCH detector will provide charged particle pi/K/p identification up to 10 GeV/c, combining Time-of-Flight and Cherenkov techniques to achieve a timing resolution of 70 ps for single photons. Based on a scalable design, a Time-of-Flight electronics readout system has been developed to instrument a novel customized 512-channel Micro Channel Plate (MCP) device. A Gigabit Ethernet-based readout scheme that operates the TORCH demonstration unit consisting of ten such MCPs will be reported. The trigger and clock distribution will also be discussed.
- Cherenkov detectors
- Electronic detector readout concepts (solid-state)
- Front-end electronics for detector readout
- Photon detectors for UV, visible and IR photons (vacuum) (photomultipliers, HPDs, others)