The DAQ system for the AEIS experiment

F. Prelz, S. Aghion, C. Amsler, T. Ariga, G. Bonomi, R. S. Brusa, M. Caccia, R. Caravita, F. Castelli, G. Cerchiari, D. Comparat, G. Consolati, A. Demetrio, L. Di Noto, M. Doser, A. Ereditato, C. Evans, R. Ferragut, J. Fesel, A. FontanaS. Gerber, M. Giammarchi, A. Gligorova, F. Guatieri, S. Haider, A. Hinterberger, H. Holmestad, A. Kellerbauer, D. Krasnický, V. Lagomarsino, P. Lansonneur, P. Lebrun, C. Malbrunot, S. Mariazzi, V. Matveev, Z. Mazzotta, S. R. Müller, G. Nebbia, P. Nedelec, M. Oberthaler, N. Pacifico, D. Pagano, L. Penasa, V. Petracek, M. Prevedelli, L. Ravelli, B. Rienaecker, J. Robert, O. M. Rohne, A. Rotondi, M. Sacerdoti, H. Sandaker, R. Santoro, P. Scampoli, M. Simon, L. Smestad, F. Sorrentino, G. Testera, I. C. Tietje, E. Widmann, P. Yzombard, C. Zimmer, J. Zmeskal, N. Zurlo

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In the sociology of small- to mid-sized (O(100) collaborators) experiments the issue of data collection and storage is sometimes felt as a residual problem for which well-established solutions are known. Still, the DAQ system can be one of the few forces that drive towards the integration of otherwise loosely coupled detector systems. As such it may be hard to complete with off-the-shelf components only. LabVIEW and ROOT are the (only) two software systems that were assumed to be familiar enough to all collaborators of the AEIS (AD6) experiment at CERN: working out of the GXML representation of LabVIEW Data types, a semantically equivalent representation as ROOT TTrees was developed for permanent storage and analysis. All data in the experiment is cast into this common format and can be produced and consumed on both systems and transferred over TCP and/or multicast over UDP for immediate sharing over the experiment LAN. We describe the setup that has been able to cater to all run data logging and long term monitoring needs of the AEIS experiment so far.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032014
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 23 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2016Oct 14 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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