|The XFT Upgrade||Run II Electronics|
XFT: The eXtremely Fast Tracker
Purpose: Part of the CDF Level 1 trigger. Finds high momentum charged tracks in time for the Level 1 trigger decision. For more information on this device, look here.
CDF: The Collider Detector at Fermilab. A ~5000 ton detector used to study proton-antiproton collision at the world's highest energy collider, the Fermilab Tevatron. For more information on CDF, look here.
Upgrade: The XFT is installed and working well. Why upgrade? The Tevatron plans to increase the luminosity (how often it collides the protons and anti-protons) to a level (3 times the design!) at which the current XFT will have difficulty working.
Personnel: The groups presently involved in the upgrade include:
Information: Need more information? Send me mail.