The first-level trigger of ATLAS


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Due to the huge interaction rates and the tough experimental environment of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy s 14 TeV and luminosities of up to 1034cm2s1one of the experimental challenges at the LHC is the triggering of interesting events. In the ATLAS experiment a three-level tigger system is foreseen for this purpose. The first-level trigger is implemented in custom hardware and has been designed to reduce the data rate from the initial bunch-crossing rate of 40 MHz to around 75 kHz. Its event selection is based on information from the calorimeters and dedicated muon detectors. This article gives an overview over the full first-level trigger system including the Calorimeter Trigger, the Muon Trigger and the Central Trigger Processor. In addition, recent results are reported that have been obtained from test-beam studies performed at CERN where the full first-level trigger chain was established successfully for the first time and used to trigger the read-out of up to nine ATLAS sub-detector systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, HEP 2005 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: Jul 21 2005Jul 27 2005

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