Status of development of technology for wireless data transfer in future tracking detectors
2017 April 21
2017 August 03
The rapid development of high rate and short distance wireless data communication for the consumer market has made the technology capable of meeting requirements of short distance data transfer in future trackers. The limited capacity of data links is currently the bottle neck in trackers which prevents full tracking information to be used for selecting events for further data analysis. A way to increase data transfer capacity without adding hardware services in the tracker is to use wireless links. Although the technology looks promising, technology has to be customised and validated for use in particle physics experiments. I will here discuss the data challenge in future trackers and describe the features that make emerging wireless technology suitable for trackers. I will review the feasibility studies and development done by the WADAPT (Wireless Allowing Data And Power Transmission) project.