Slow control for the TRD gas supply system of AMS-02

AMS(Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) [1] is a high energy physics experiment that will operate for three years on the International Space Station. Supersymmetric dark matter could produce an excess in the 10-30OGeV positron spectrum. A 10(-5) separation of positrons from protons is needed for this signal and will be achieved partially by a TRD (Transition Radiation Detector). Apart from the radiator, the TRD is a gaseous detector is filled with Xe:CO2=80:20 and refreshed by 7 liters of gas per day. This paper describes the TRD gas supply system and the slow electronics control system for it, which will keep gas gain variations below 3%.


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M. B. Demirköz, “Slow control for the TRD gas supply system of AMS-02,” NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS, pp. 66–68, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: