Design and performance of the data acquisition system for the NA61/SHINE experiment at CERN

A. László, E. Dénes, Z. Fodor, Tivadar Kiss, Stuart Kleinfelder, Csaba Soós, Dariusz Tefelski, Tamás Tölyhi, G. Vesztergombi, Oskar Wyszyński

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Abstract This paper describes the hardware, firmware and software systems used in data acquisition for the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS accelerator. Special emphasis is given to the design parameters of the readout electronics for the 40m3 volume Time Projection Chamber detectors, as these give the largest contribution to event data among all the subdetectors: events consisting of 8 bit ADC values from 256 time slices of 200 k electronic channels are to be read out with ∼100 Hz rate. The data acquisition system is organized in "push-data mode", i.e. local systems transmit data asynchronously. Techniques of solving subevent synchronization are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number57877
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume798
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 25 2015

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Keywords

  • DAQ
  • DDL
  • NA61
  • Readout
  • RORC
  • TPC

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  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Design and performance of the data acquisition system for the NA61/SHINE experiment at CERN. / László, A.; Dénes, E.; Fodor, Z.; Kiss, Tivadar; Kleinfelder, Stuart; Soós, Csaba; Tefelski, Dariusz; Tölyhi, Tamás; Vesztergombi, G.; Wyszyński, Oskar.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 798, 57877, 25.07.2015, p. 1-11.

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