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*Updates
 
*Updates
 
**HCal
 
**HCal
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***LED working mostly way wanted, when using output bit, bit3 behavior different than bit 0 - disable after prestart did not work with bit 3 -
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***switched to DVCS pulser for LED
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***need adjust the latency of HCAL with TS
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***will try to reduce window to 150 ns
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***combined run : only use TS prescale, need to send LED and other trigger to TS to be able to enable/prescale LED, and cosmics paddle
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**coincidence trigger
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***BB trigger and EDTM in F1, seems working
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***aligned for coincidence and singles after coinc 50 ns
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***HCal windows 60 ns - Bigbite
 
**Bigbite Shower
 
**Bigbite Shower
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*** everything working !
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*** latest run looked good
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***need to understand coincidence TDC spectrum
 
**Hodoscope
 
**Hodoscope
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***
 
**GRINCH
 
**GRINCH
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***
 
**CDet
 
**CDet
**LHRS
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***
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**(LHRS) dropped from running
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***VXS crate for beamline working and scalers
 
**GEM Bigbite INFN
 
**GEM Bigbite INFN
**UVA clean room
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***Sean fixed latency - adjusted to new timing
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***low efficiency most likely gas problem
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***DAQ pretty consistant - Chamber with premix look better
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**GEM UVA clean room
 +
***Finished HV test
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***Thir and Anu setting up VTP readout
 
**Helicity
 
**Helicity
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***looking at sbsvme29 for helicity and beamline
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***not seen beamline signal in data
 +
***trying a modified version of LHRS
 
**Beamline/scalers  
 
**Beamline/scalers  
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***will setup FADC display for sbsvme29
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***working with single setup but still TI error with TS -
 
**HV
 
**HV
 
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***are there any HV on LHRS - can take out from EPICS GUI -
 
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***OFF button : fixed now - check
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***hodoscope HV - might be old mainframe - might not handle network - and pull out unused card - CNU spare crate but different model - can disable EPICS if issue and just use telnet interface
  
 
*On going tasks
 
*On going tasks
 
**Cable to weldment ( David / Heidi  100%? )
 
**Cable to weldment ( David / Heidi  100%? )
 
**cabling scaler/beamline crate ( David , Bob 100%)
 
**cabling scaler/beamline crate ( David , Bob 100%)
**HRS to TS and timing ( Bob, Maria 50% ) - programmed high threshold for other detectors -
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**HRS to TS and timing ( Bob, Maria 50% ) - programmed high threshold for other detectors - dropped
**software for FADC pedestals : Bryan will give to Brad  
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**software for FADC pedestals : Bryan will give to Brad ( done )
**EPICS / start End of run logging script (Bob 100%) - just need to add configuration - will make a test configuration  
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**EPICS / start End of run logging script (Bob 99%) - just need to add configuration - will make a test configuration - need to make sure we have all variables - and variables to add at begining / end of run and during the run (EPICS 131 event - need to add to analyzer ) - Provokar gave scripts for some variables to be added : HV for all detectors
**Prescale GUI (Bob 100%)
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**Prescale GUI (Bob 100%) - up to 8 TS input
 
**script check MPD sync ( Ben , Andrew 20%) -  code to unpack information already written - need run with those data - timestamp need some work
 
**script check MPD sync ( Ben , Andrew 20%) -  code to unpack information already written - need run with those data - timestamp need some work
**RF (Bob ,Maria 90%) - located RF prescaler and signal - need to send to HRS and SBS weldment - in hodoscope TDC - looking for new RF board
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**RF (Bob ,Maria 90%) - located RF prescaler and signal - need to send to HRS and SBS weldment - in hodoscope TDC - looking for new RF board - looked ok on scope but seems odd on data - sometimes can vary ( 180 to 160 ns might be 1190) - will send to HCal F1 - might feed a clock in another channel - LHRS 103.7 KHz clock - can send copy from HRS -
 
**sync check scripts ( Andrew , Alex 0%)
 
**sync check scripts ( Andrew , Alex 0%)
 
**EDTM at least 1 Hz for helicity ( Scott, Arun, Mark ? 80 % ?) Just need to check it is working : look for 10 Hz EDTM - need to put in TDC too - need help set up library in hodoscope crate - will plug it back and use Scott GUI
 
**EDTM at least 1 Hz for helicity ( Scott, Arun, Mark ? 80 % ?) Just need to check it is working : look for 10 Hz EDTM - need to put in TDC too - need help set up library in hodoscope crate - will plug it back and use Scott GUI
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-running at 20 Hz - keep 0.5 A 5V fuse on hand -
 
**Hodoscope v1190 clock ( Alex , Mark , Ralph) - done
 
**Hodoscope v1190 clock ( Alex , Mark , Ralph) - done
 
***check if calibration is needed after switch (Rachel,Mark 50% ?)- to do but should not be much - check with Ben if he as software -  
 
***check if calibration is needed after switch (Rachel,Mark 50% ?)- to do but should not be much - check with Ben if he as software -  
**Full configration all crates ( Bryan - 90% ) - can attach process to components - just finish CODA config - need add sbsve29
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**Full configration all crates ( Bryan - 90% ) - can attach process to components - just finish CODA config - need add sbsvme29
**need setup screens for online display and analysis, Hall A tools on big screen - can make a map file - (Bryan , done )
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**need setup screens for online display and analysis, Hall A tools on big screen - can make a map file - (Bryan , done ) - change browser home page to GMn to experiment -
 
**data rate test with new computer and 2 VTPs ( Alex, Bryan ) -  
 
**data rate test with new computer and 2 VTPs ( Alex, Bryan ) -  
 
**test GEM zero supression ( Sean, Holly )- done  
 
**test GEM zero supression ( Sean, Holly )- done  
**FIR ( Sean , Ben , 20 % ? ) Not working
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**FIR ( Sean , Ben , 20 % ? ) Not working - Ben will test in DAQ Lab -
**GEM cosmics ( Sean, Holly ) 70 %
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**GEM cosmics ( Sean, Holly ) 70 % - still working on gas issue - no HV plateau curves for INFN chambers
**Shower cosmics (Arun, Provokar ) 90 % ?
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**Shower cosmics (Arun, Provokar ) 100 %  
**HCAL cosmics (Scott) - investigating the issue - most channel working - ~ 80%
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**HCAL cosmics (Scott) - investigating the issue - most channel working - most likely light guide - have enough overhead on HV to run this way
 
**GRINCH cosmics ( Bradley ) - need 3 more runs x 8  - 4 FADC - only 64 out of 550 -  
 
**GRINCH cosmics ( Bradley ) - need 3 more runs x 8  - 4 FADC - only 64 out of 550 -  
 
**Hodoscope cosmics ( Ralph ) - calibration TDC and nino thresholds : looks pretty good - just need to look at FADC - upper third, 2 left  - 60%
 
**Hodoscope cosmics ( Ralph ) - calibration TDC and nino thresholds : looks pretty good - just need to look at FADC - upper third, 2 left  - 60%
**DAQ documentation ( Alex, Rachel ,Don) ( 80 % resets, need starting CODA 50 % / troubleshoooting 0% )
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**DAQ documentation ( Alex, Rachel ,Don) ( 80 % resets, need starting CODA 50 % / troubleshoooting 0% ) - found some issues being addressed
**suggest taking all detectors cosmics every night - took a few runs !
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**suggest taking all detectors cosmics every night  
 
**add scaler crate to full config ( Alex, Steve, Paul - 50 %) - working stand alone - TI error with TS
 
**add scaler crate to full config ( Alex, Steve, Paul - 50 %) - working stand alone - TI error with TS
 
**coincidence trigger (done  ) - need fine tune inputs at TS
 
**coincidence trigger (done  ) - need fine tune inputs at TS
**BB CAL and HCAL at TS - delayed after coincidence (Mark, done ) - need the RC box for FADC ref channel -  need delay single triggers (Mark , done 15 ns ) - add GRINCH LED (done #5) - Test coincidence delay ( Alex, Mark, Bryan 0%)
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**BB CAL and HCAL at TS - delayed after coincidence (Mark, done ) - need the RC box for FADC ref channel -  need delay single triggers (Mark , done 15 ns ) - add GRINCH LED (done #5) - Test coincidence delay ( Alex, Mark, Bryan 0%) Mark in after 3 PM after RC meeting could try
**reference channel to all crates - need HCal and Shower + RF
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**reference channel to all crates - need HCal and Shower + RF - need to add RF to HCAL - 3 cables - in hodoscope crate - if shower FADC available can add
 +
separate 
 
**add FADCs for shower sum and HODO ( David / Mark /Bryan : done )
 
**add FADCs for shower sum and HODO ( David / Mark /Bryan : done )
**add FADCs for GRINCH (Bryan/Alex) - done  
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**add FADCs for GRINCH (Bryan/Alex) - done - mode 7 or mode 1 ?
**read threshold for discriminator from with RPi be Ellen (done) (noise issue was fixed), need give code to Steve ( done )  - could add in logentry or wiki for adding in other scripts ( check with Steve ) - Scott wanted to add those readback in GUI
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**read threshold for discriminator from with RPi be Ellen (done) (noise issue was fixed), need give code to Steve ( done )  - could add in logentry or wiki for adding in other scripts ( check with Steve ) - Scott wanted to add those readback in GUI - decide to add the data stream
 
**scaler gating with TS (Alex, Steve) done ? , need include code in readout list - Steve looking at adding to TS list (done)
 
**scaler gating with TS (Alex, Steve) done ? , need include code in readout list - Steve looking at adding to TS list (done)
 
**MPD crates on hareboot6 (done) - can be power cycled remotely
 
**MPD crates on hareboot6 (done) - can be power cycled remotely
 
** put UVA GEM LV on reboot switch (done)
 
** put UVA GEM LV on reboot switch (done)
**(new) Trigger latch TS to TDC ( Alex,Mark 0%) try F1 ? or add vetroc gem crate - or hodoscope )
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**(new) Trigger latch TS to TDC ( Alex,Mark 0%) try F1 ? or add vetroc gem crate - or hodoscope ) - trigger bank has latch
 
**event type decoding in analyzer - ( mention at analysis meeting )
 
**event type decoding in analyzer - ( mention at analysis meeting )
**MPD retiming (?) with V1495 ( done )
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**MPD retiming (?) with V1495 ( done ) - timestamp issue still need to be implemented - in datastream but might still have issues - can fix with firwmare update - can use TI timestamp to check with other
 
**GEN RP
 
**GEN RP
***setup on halladev
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***setup on halladev ( done )
***setup VTP
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***setup VTP  
 
***GEM, FADC pedestal configuration (Alex)
 
***GEM, FADC pedestal configuration (Alex)
 
***Spot ++ and replay beamline sbsvme29 (David)
 
***Spot ++ and replay beamline sbsvme29 (David)
 
***clean up CODA configuration (Alex, Bryan)
 
***clean up CODA configuration (Alex, Bryan)
 
***documentation
 
***documentation
 
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***scripts for threshold scan
 
+
***Possible new tasks
 +
****rcdb
 +
****check latency with DiagGui ( needs firmware and code work )
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****User event inserted at each split with timestamp, spectrometer information
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****mysql database
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****autoanalysis at end of run -
  
 
*Issues
 
*Issues
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**(new) CODA database corruption - make sure to release components when run is stopped
 
**(new) CODA database corruption - make sure to release components when run is stopped
 
**(new) one night with bad latency ( was an ECL cable inverted somewhere ) GEM estimated about -200 ns shift + 140 ns today
 
**(new) one night with bad latency ( was an ECL cable inverted somewhere ) GEM estimated about -200 ns shift + 140 ns today
**(new, sort of) HV hodoscope channels turning off
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**(new, sort of) HV hodoscope channels turning off  
**(new) Glasgow colleague IP maybe black listed
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**(new) Glasgow colleague IP maybe black listed -
 
**(new) if you try to edit wiki from frame of GMn website, it does not work, need to open the wiki in a new browser window to log into wiki
 
**(new) if you try to edit wiki from frame of GMn website, it does not work, need to open the wiki in a new browser window to log into wiki
 
**(new) sbsvme29 TI error with GMN1 config
 
**(new) sbsvme29 TI error with GMN1 config
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**(new) Raster X1 vs Raster X2 anticorrelation
 
**GEN RP
 
**GEN RP
 
***need 4 more Optical to VXS ( Ben )
 
***need 4 more Optical to VXS ( Ben )
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*Hall was cleaned - fibers left and table left
 
*Hall was cleaned - fibers left and table left
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*Fiber in storage rack - box in counting room - harnesses in counting room
  
 
*Helicity board : 2 avalaible
 
*Helicity board : 2 avalaible

Latest revision as of 10:31, 8 October 2021

  • Updates
    • HCal
      • LED working mostly way wanted, when using output bit, bit3 behavior different than bit 0 - disable after prestart did not work with bit 3 -
      • switched to DVCS pulser for LED
      • need adjust the latency of HCAL with TS
      • will try to reduce window to 150 ns
      • combined run : only use TS prescale, need to send LED and other trigger to TS to be able to enable/prescale LED, and cosmics paddle
    • coincidence trigger
      • BB trigger and EDTM in F1, seems working
      • aligned for coincidence and singles after coinc 50 ns
      • HCal windows 60 ns - Bigbite
    • Bigbite Shower
      • everything working !
      • latest run looked good
      • need to understand coincidence TDC spectrum
    • Hodoscope
    • GRINCH
    • CDet
    • (LHRS) dropped from running
      • VXS crate for beamline working and scalers
    • GEM Bigbite INFN
      • Sean fixed latency - adjusted to new timing
      • low efficiency most likely gas problem
      • DAQ pretty consistant - Chamber with premix look better
    • GEM UVA clean room
      • Finished HV test
      • Thir and Anu setting up VTP readout
    • Helicity
      • looking at sbsvme29 for helicity and beamline
      • not seen beamline signal in data
      • trying a modified version of LHRS
    • Beamline/scalers
      • will setup FADC display for sbsvme29
      • working with single setup but still TI error with TS -
    • HV
      • are there any HV on LHRS - can take out from EPICS GUI -
      • OFF button : fixed now - check
      • hodoscope HV - might be old mainframe - might not handle network - and pull out unused card - CNU spare crate but different model - can disable EPICS if issue and just use telnet interface
  • On going tasks
    • Cable to weldment ( David / Heidi 100%? )
    • cabling scaler/beamline crate ( David , Bob 100%)
    • HRS to TS and timing ( Bob, Maria 50% ) - programmed high threshold for other detectors - dropped
    • software for FADC pedestals : Bryan will give to Brad ( done )
    • EPICS / start End of run logging script (Bob 99%) - just need to add configuration - will make a test configuration - need to make sure we have all variables - and variables to add at begining / end of run and during the run (EPICS 131 event - need to add to analyzer ) - Provokar gave scripts for some variables to be added : HV for all detectors
    • Prescale GUI (Bob 100%) - up to 8 TS input
    • script check MPD sync ( Ben , Andrew 20%) - code to unpack information already written - need run with those data - timestamp need some work
    • RF (Bob ,Maria 90%) - located RF prescaler and signal - need to send to HRS and SBS weldment - in hodoscope TDC - looking for new RF board - looked ok on scope but seems odd on data - sometimes can vary ( 180 to 160 ns might be 1190) - will send to HCal F1 - might feed a clock in another channel - LHRS 103.7 KHz clock - can send copy from HRS -
    • sync check scripts ( Andrew , Alex 0%)
    • EDTM at least 1 Hz for helicity ( Scott, Arun, Mark ? 80 % ?) Just need to check it is working : look for 10 Hz EDTM - need to put in TDC too - need help set up library in hodoscope crate - will plug it back and use Scott GUI

-running at 20 Hz - keep 0.5 A 5V fuse on hand -

    • Hodoscope v1190 clock ( Alex , Mark , Ralph) - done
      • check if calibration is needed after switch (Rachel,Mark 50% ?)- to do but should not be much - check with Ben if he as software -
    • Full configration all crates ( Bryan - 90% ) - can attach process to components - just finish CODA config - need add sbsvme29
    • need setup screens for online display and analysis, Hall A tools on big screen - can make a map file - (Bryan , done ) - change browser home page to GMn to experiment -
    • data rate test with new computer and 2 VTPs ( Alex, Bryan ) -
    • test GEM zero supression ( Sean, Holly )- done
    • FIR ( Sean , Ben , 20 % ? ) Not working - Ben will test in DAQ Lab -
    • GEM cosmics ( Sean, Holly ) 70 % - still working on gas issue - no HV plateau curves for INFN chambers
    • Shower cosmics (Arun, Provokar ) 100 %
    • HCAL cosmics (Scott) - investigating the issue - most channel working - most likely light guide - have enough overhead on HV to run this way
    • GRINCH cosmics ( Bradley ) - need 3 more runs x 8 - 4 FADC - only 64 out of 550 -
    • Hodoscope cosmics ( Ralph ) - calibration TDC and nino thresholds : looks pretty good - just need to look at FADC - upper third, 2 left - 60%
    • DAQ documentation ( Alex, Rachel ,Don) ( 80 % resets, need starting CODA 50 % / troubleshoooting 0% ) - found some issues being addressed
    • suggest taking all detectors cosmics every night
    • add scaler crate to full config ( Alex, Steve, Paul - 50 %) - working stand alone - TI error with TS
    • coincidence trigger (done ) - need fine tune inputs at TS
    • BB CAL and HCAL at TS - delayed after coincidence (Mark, done ) - need the RC box for FADC ref channel - need delay single triggers (Mark , done 15 ns ) - add GRINCH LED (done #5) - Test coincidence delay ( Alex, Mark, Bryan 0%) Mark in after 3 PM after RC meeting could try
    • reference channel to all crates - need HCal and Shower + RF - need to add RF to HCAL - 3 cables - in hodoscope crate - if shower FADC available can add

separate

    • add FADCs for shower sum and HODO ( David / Mark /Bryan : done )
    • add FADCs for GRINCH (Bryan/Alex) - done - mode 7 or mode 1 ?
    • read threshold for discriminator from with RPi be Ellen (done) (noise issue was fixed), need give code to Steve ( done ) - could add in logentry or wiki for adding in other scripts ( check with Steve ) - Scott wanted to add those readback in GUI - decide to add the data stream
    • scaler gating with TS (Alex, Steve) done ? , need include code in readout list - Steve looking at adding to TS list (done)
    • MPD crates on hareboot6 (done) - can be power cycled remotely
    • put UVA GEM LV on reboot switch (done)
    • (new) Trigger latch TS to TDC ( Alex,Mark 0%) try F1 ? or add vetroc gem crate - or hodoscope ) - trigger bank has latch
    • event type decoding in analyzer - ( mention at analysis meeting )
    • MPD retiming (?) with V1495 ( done ) - timestamp issue still need to be implemented - in datastream but might still have issues - can fix with firwmare update - can use TI timestamp to check with other
    • GEN RP
      • setup on halladev ( done )
      • setup VTP
      • GEM, FADC pedestal configuration (Alex)
      • Spot ++ and replay beamline sbsvme29 (David)
      • clean up CODA configuration (Alex, Bryan)
      • documentation
      • scripts for threshold scan
      • Possible new tasks
        • rcdb
        • check latency with DiagGui ( needs firmware and code work )
        • User event inserted at each split with timestamp, spectrometer information
        • mysql database
        • autoanalysis at end of run -
  • Issues
    • transceiver issues : HCAL TI might be suspicious ROC 17 ( Scott replaced two transceiver but need to test might be bad connection )
      • 1 out of 4 HRS run with TS, if reboot TS usually fixes it - (fixed after firmware downgrade )
    • network issue : one short fiber replaced, will try to put in protective tube (fixed)
    • LHRS TI : working now ( no issues seen so far )
    • GEM with TS hanging - real MPD out of sync - fixed with new firmware - (fixed : 5.2 KHz bufferlevel 5)
    • Shower FADC bad channel - FADC replaced but problem could not be reproduce - need to test more ( on going - low priority ) - FADC in test lab - DAQ setup - need to feed signal
    • HCAL FADC bad channel - repaired by Bill - jumper wiggled loose - if no pedestal - could be this jumper (fixed)
    • HCAL ROC16 fiber - will double check if fiber 5 enabled - use slave5 - added additionnal fiber for ROC16 - (fixed) by cleaning
    • warning PEB ROC - Bryan checking with Dave - might incorrect flag - not sure why - but data still in sync since only happens - still happening - not sure if it is an issue
    • Shower F1 issue at high rate - need to check with OT#2 - check at sync event implemented - DMA error might come from multiple pulsing - switched to 1190 (fixed) -
    • Helicity scaler readout : issues working with same DMA configuration - scalers doing regular VME (fixed)
    • need copy of L1A for helicity scaler - can send TI output ? counting L1A between helicity event to track sync -done
    • Full config still hanging on LHRS and HCAL busy : no hanging buffer level 2 - need more testing high rate - (fixed after firmware downgrade)
    • use HV EPICS : type go_hv on aslow on adaqsc , need people to check if it works and if mapping is correct - bug with off button - hodoscope channel turning off
      • control system studio try self update and NFS down
      • EPICS server need to be started at boot, Ole and Bryan - ? ( rebooted crate , working now ? )
    • can put documentation for other control
    • (new) ROC17 F1 data - data left at sync event - seems fixed after fixing busy cabling - still see a few with high random rate ( tweak trigger rule and gate width ? Is it an issue ? )
    • (new) hodoscope no data in some events - seems fixed after putting busy from distribution board
    • (new) HCAL ROC17 crash / shutdown ( fixed after replacing CPU )
    • (new) V1190 stuck at prestart - went away after switch to external clock - maybe bad connection ( Bryan took out readback loop - not hang - maybe check parameters are correct)
    • (new) deadtime ROC17 HCAL ( bad CPU connected at 100 Mbps - maybe fixed need test)
    • (new) deadtime ROC5 hodoscope ( need to test - issue with busy fixed )
    • (new) near limit for FADC crates - Shower window was divided by 2 - HCal windows - could do 150 ns - Move FADCs to top crate ?
    • (new) CODA database corruption - make sure to release components when run is stopped
    • (new) one night with bad latency ( was an ECL cable inverted somewhere ) GEM estimated about -200 ns shift + 140 ns today
    • (new, sort of) HV hodoscope channels turning off
    • (new) Glasgow colleague IP maybe black listed -
    • (new) if you try to edit wiki from frame of GMn website, it does not work, need to open the wiki in a new browser window to log into wiki
    • (new) sbsvme29 TI error with GMN1 config
    • (new) Raster X1 vs Raster X2 anticorrelation
    • GEN RP
      • need 4 more Optical to VXS ( Ben )
      • need 160 lemo - large order delay - new order in high priority - can use internal trigger for now so only need 80 for preliminary testing - do we have enough distribution boxes ?
      • (new) setup network port for UVA chamber testing in EEL 125
      • Ben's retiming - need 1 V1495
  • Hall was cleaned - fibers left and table left
  • Fiber in storage rack - box in counting room - harnesses in counting room
  • Helicity board : 2 avalaible
  • F1 : need to test high rate
  • could increase threshold - window width 1000 ns maybe - need to be optimized - 40 ns - no remote threshold right now - on camac - might be able to control

288 channels = 18 NIM modules