The New Small Wheel (NSW) is an upgrade for the ATLAS detector to provide enhanced triggering and reconstruction of muons in the forward region. The large LV power demands of the NSW necessitate a point-of-load architecture with on-detector power conversion. The radiation load and magnetic field of this environment, while significant, are nevertheless still in the range where commercial-off-the-shelf power devices may suffice. We present studies on the radiation-hardness and magnetic-field tolerance of several candidate buck converters and linear regulators. Device survival and performance are characterized when exposed to gamma radiation, neutrons, protons and magnetic fields.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mathematical Physics
Ameel, J., Amidei, D., Baccaro, S., Citterio, M., Cova, P., Delmonte, N., ... Yang, Y. (2015). Radiation-hard power electronics for the ATLAS New Small Wheel. Journal of Instrumentation, 10(1), 1 - 8. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/01/C01009