A Novel Readout Scheme for Muon Tomography Application in Material Identification
This work reports on the development of a cost-effective, multiparameter readout and data acquisition
system for a muon scattering tomography system constructed with Resistive Plate Chambers. Initial test
measurements of the proposed readout scheme based on the NINO ASIC in the front-end with a lowcost FPGA at the back-end have been performed using a prototype Resistive Plate Chamber to study its event selection and data handling capabilities. The time-over-threshold property of NINO ASICs has been used to obtain position information from the detector. In our test setup, we studied absorption radiography images of a lead block using the hit information acquired with our novel readout scheme. The experimental data have been compared to numerical simulations to investigate the efficacy of the proposed readout system.
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