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** [https://logbooks.jlab.org/entry/3501284 Reference time set-up]
 
** [https://logbooks.jlab.org/entry/3501284 Reference time set-up]
 
* Verify coincidence timing for composite triggers
 
* Verify coincidence timing for composite triggers
** Scope traces of all legs of the trigger
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** [https://logbooks.jlab.org/entry/3504470 HMS scope traces with beam]
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** [https://logbooks.jlab.org/entry/3508587 SHMS scope traces with beam]
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** [https://logbooks.jlab.org/entry/3508589 Coincidence scope traces with beam]
 
* Check relative arrival time of 3/4, EL-REAL, and EL-CLEAN triggers at TM
 
* Check relative arrival time of 3/4, EL-REAL, and EL-CLEAN triggers at TM
 
** Primary trigger should come first, subsequent triggers should arrive 10-20 ns later
 
** Primary trigger should come first, subsequent triggers should arrive 10-20 ns later

Latest revision as of 10:46, 12 January 2018

Overview

  • Here we discuss the necessary tasks which need to be completed at the beginning of a run period in order to ensure reliable operation of the single arm DAQ's as well as the coincidence DAQ.

Trigger Leg Definitions

STOF      :  2/2 {1/2 {S1X, S1Y}, 1/2 {S2X, S2Y}}
EL_LO_LO  :  2/3 {STOF, 3/4, PR-LO} 
EL_LO     :  2/2 {EL-LO-LO, CER}
EL_HI     :  3/3 {3/4, PR-HI, SH-LO}
EL_REAL   :  1/2 {EL_LO, EL_HI}
EL_CLEAN  :  2/2 {EL_LO, EL_HI}

General Checks

  • Check SHMS & HMS hodoscope discriminator thresholds and widths
    • Nominally these are 50 ns and -30 mV
  • Check SHMS & HMS PID trigger thresholds
  • Check SHMS & HMS PID trigger DC offsets on scope

Single Arm DAQ Checks

  • Check reference times are behaving as expected via scope
  • Verify coincidence timing for composite triggers
  • Check relative arrival time of 3/4, EL-REAL, and EL-CLEAN triggers at TM
    • Primary trigger should come first, subsequent triggers should arrive 10-20 ns later
  • Watch for and correct any trigger related offsets due to different reference time shifts from different triggers
    • Software offsets to be determined and implemented
  • Verify desired trigger takes the TDC timing
    • Ensure the intended reference time is being selected by the analyzer (sanity check self timing peaks)
  • Verify readout windows are capturing all the data via. raw histograms
    • Use “production_all” replays to do this
    • Primary checks: trigger apparatus, hodoscopes, chambers
  • Sanity check dead-times utilizing various forms of measurements

Coincidence DAQ Checks

  • Verify SHMS & HMS coincidence trigger timing
  • Check relative arrival times of trigs at TM
    • Ensure T6 is first, other triggers should arrive 10-20 ns later
  • Watch for and correct any trigger related offsets due to different reference time shifts from different triggers
    • Software offsets to be determined and implemented
  • Verify desired trigger takes the TDC timing
    • Ensure the intended reference time is being selected by the analyzer (sanity check self timing peaks)
  • Verify readout windows are capturing all the data via. raw histograms
    • Use “production_all” replays to do this
    • Primary checks: trigger apparatus, hodoscopes, chambers