The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment will be one of the major scientific pillars of the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Darmstadt. The CBM research program includes the study of the equation-of-state of nuclear matter at neutron star core densities. This requires very fast and radiation hard detectors, a novel data readout and analysis concept including free streaming front-end electronics, and a high performance computing cluster for online event selection.
One of the most important electronic subsystems in the experiment is the Timing and Fast Control (TFC) subsystem that is being developed at ITIV. Its task is to make front-end electronics and data processing nodes operate synchronously, so that the data stream is consistent and organised. It has a tree-like master-slave structure and is being developed using HW-SW co-design approach.
Tasks and responsibilities
- Analysis and refactoring of an embedded software project (plain C)
- Modification, testing and debugging of the TFC system prototype set-up
- Implementation of software and hardware modules when needed
- Embedded C programming skills
- HDL programming skills
- Fluent English