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Volume 397 - The Ninth Annual Conference on Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2021) - Poster Session
FELIX-based Data Acquisition System Integration with the NSW Micromegas Electronics and Detector Performance Validation
C. Bakalis*, M. Perganti and T. Alexopoulos
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Pre-published on: October 20, 2021
Published on: November 17, 2021
The foreseen upgrades of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are expected to increase the required throughput of the front-end and back-end electronics that support the readout of the LHC detectors. In some cases, new detector subsystems will have to be deployed, alongside next-generation data acquisition systems, both designed to cope with the luminosity increase. An example of this is the New Small Wheel (NSW) upgrade of the ATLAS detector. The NSW will be comprised of two gaseous detector technologies, namely the Micromegas (MM), mainly used for track reconstruction, and the small strip Thin Gap Chambers (sTGC), mainly used for triggering. Prior to its integration with the sTGC wedges, each MM wedge is being fully-tested at the BB5 commissioning site. A series of tests are being run, from high-voltage stability to gas flow tests. But what will be studied in this work, are the application-specific tools that ensure proper flow of cosmic ray data, in order for them to be analyzed and confirm the detector’s tracking capabilities before they are lowered into the ATLAS cavern.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.397.0220
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