WP5: Data acquisition system for beam tests


  • Specification of interfaces and provision of a control and timing system to allow multiple detectors to be linked together.
  • Develop a central data acquisition software and run control to enable multiple detectors to be combined in one experiment.
  • Develop monitoring systems to automatically check the data quality.
  • Develop a system to monitor the environmental conditions, such as temperature, of several detectors.
  • Define an event for online data where data is combined from detectors with very different signals and properties.

For ongoing work, see the group's work page


Task Task leaders
Task 5.1 Scientific coordination David Cussans (UNIBRIS)
Matthew Wing (UCL)
Task 5.2 Interface, synchronisation and control of multiple-detector systems David Cussans (UNIBRIS)
Task 5.3 Development of central DAQ software and run control Matthew Wing (UCL)
Task 5.4 Development of data quality and slow control monitoring  Fabrizio Salvatore (USSUS)
Task 5.5 Event model for combined DAQ Adrian Irles (DESY)
WP5 Technology Transfer Officer Matthew Wing (UCL)


Del. no. Deliverable name WP no. Planned delivery date Actual delivery date Status  Comments
D5.1 Interface definition 5 M15 05/09/2016 Achieved Report
D5.2 Trigger Logic Unit ready 5 M30 15/12/2017 Achieved Report
D5.3 Data acquisition software 5 M30 06/12/2017 Achieved Report
D5.4 Data acquisition hardware 5 M30 22/12/2017 Achieved Report
D5.5 Online event data model 5 M30 30/11/2017 Achieved Report
D5.6 Common DAQ system used in combined beam tests 5 M57 31/01/2020 Achieved Report


Mil. no. Milestone name WP no. Planned delivery date Actual delivery date Status Comments
MS25 Definition of detector interface standards with common DAQ 5 M15 15/08/2016 Achieved Report
MS43 Trigger logic unit (TLU) design ready 5 M21 06/02/2017 Achieved Report
MS46 EUDAQ interfaces to other DAQs available 5 M24 23/06/2017 Achieved Report
MS47 Online event data model available 5 M24 09/06/2017 Achieved Report
MS62 Development of run control ready 5 M27 31/07/2017 Achieved Report
MS66 TLU hardware, firmware and software ready for tests beams 5 M30 30/11/2017 Achieved Report
MS67 Data quality monitoring tools ready 5 M30 06/11/2017 Achieved Report
MS68 Slow control system ready 5 M30 18/12/2017 Achieved Report
MS80 Common DAQ system ready for combined test beams 5 M36 19/04/2018 Achieved Report


The list of WP5 publications can be found in CDS. 

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