Real-time data processes in a balloon-borne apparatus

M. Imori, K. Anraku, I. Ueda, T. Saeki, T. Haga, T. Tsunoda, M. Nozaki, T. Yoshida, K. Yoshimura, S. Inaba, T. Yamagami

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In a balloon-borne experiment, signals from detectors are processed in a balloon-borne apparatus so as to fit the data bandwidth of storage devices installed in the apparatus. The process begins at front-end processors receiving signals from detectors and proceeds under successive stages by dedicated processors. Event data are finally fed to a computer bank where the events are further selected before being written into the storage devices. The computer bank is made of transputer modules. The transputers are widely employed and some processors are implemented by the transputers. In the article, how the processors are integrated is described together with function and implementation of the individual processors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1393
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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