Mentor: Dr. Tarek Saab
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I applied to the Scholars Program so that I could having funding to continue my research under Dr. Tarek Saab concerning the collaboration he works in called the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS). My goals this year are to come up with an experimental scheme for testing how noise effects the signal of a signal control board.
Hobbies and Interests
DCRC Noise Analysis
This project branches off of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) collaboration and involves analyzing the effect that environmental noise has on a Direct Control and Readout Card, or DCRC board. Sources of noise can come from lights, pumps, air conditioning units, electronics, and many other places. The method I am going to be using will be to take a signal measurement in a lowest possible noise environment and compare that to various situations of different noise. Once it is understood how noise affects the board, steps will be taken to eliminate those sources whether by shielding or otherwise. The real-world applications here are obvious because the CDMS will be able to use the DCRC in its experiments and the researchers will know how the signal they receive is affected by noise.