Development of BTEV HPD and its front-end electronics

Ray Mountain

 (Syracuse University)

    We report on development of 163-channel Hybrid-Photo Diode to be used in the BTeV RICH detector. This is a joint development with DEP, Netherlands. We also report on development of associated front-end readout electronics based on VA-BTeV ASIC under development with IDEAS, Norway. Results from bench tests of the first prototypes are presented.