60 GHz high data rate wireless links for high energy physics applications


  • Imran Aziz ⋅ PK Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's most powerful particle accelerator, was constructed by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the 27-km circular tunnel on the border between France and Switzerland. In this circular tunnel, two counter-rotating beams of heavy ions or protons are accelerated and collided at a combined energy of up to 13 TeV. The detectors are in place at different collision points to collect the particles produced by the collisions. The readout data from these collected particles is huge, for instance it is in Tbps at the ATLAS silicon microstrip tracker. The availability of unlicensed 9 GHz bandwidth at 60 GHz (57–66 GHz) has the potential to fulfil this demand, as a single link can achieve multi-Gbps. A strong motivation for using wireless data transmission is the absence of wires and connectors which will be an advantage in areas with low material budget and will also reduce the passive material. This passive material degrades the tracker performance through scattering and particle conversion. Besides, wireless transmission allows radial readout through the layers, which opens for topological readout of tracking data instead of current axial wired links. This topological readout of the tracking data can also reduce the on-detector data volume using inter-layer communications, and will drastically reduce the readout time and latency.

About the Speaker

Imran Aziz, Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

Engr. Dr. Imran Aziz received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Between 2007 and 2012, he worked in Special Communications Organization as Communication Engineer and in Huawei Technologies as GSM BSS Engineer. In 2012, he joined the Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, as a Faculty of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He did his Ph.D. (2016–2021) from Uppsala University, Sweden, where he has remained involved in different projects at 60 GHz and 28 GHz array antennas in package. Currently, he is involved in the development of 60 GHz wireless interfaces for high energy physics applications.



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How to Cite

I Aziz, 60 GHz high data rate wireless links for high energy physics applications, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 42, SPP-2024-INV-1I-01 (2024). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2024-INV-1I-01.