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<big><span style="color:red"> '''''THIS IS THE OLD/DEPRECATED SBS SHIFT HOW-to PAGE!!!''''' </span></big>
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''' To access the new wiki page, follow this [https://sbs.jlab.org/wiki/index.php/HOW_TOs link to the new how-to page]'''
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= Overview =
 
= Overview =
  
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* Shift checklist
 
* Shift checklist
  
== online analysis==
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== Analyzing the Data ==
 
This section contains instructions for running the replay script with all detectors on a-onl@aonlX.  
 
This section contains instructions for running the replay script with all detectors on a-onl@aonlX.  
  
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* Login to a-onl@aonlX (X=1, 2, 3, 4)
 
* Login to a-onl@aonlX (X=1, 2, 3, 4)
 
* once logged in, type ''gosbs'' => this takes you to the directory where the analysis should be done, and sets up the correct environment variables.
 
* once logged in, type ''gosbs'' => this takes you to the directory where the analysis should be done, and sets up the correct environment variables.
* type ''./run_gmn.sh runnum nevents'' with
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* type ''./run_gmn_50k.sh runnum'' with
 
** ''runnum'' (integer) the run number you want to analyze;
 
** ''runnum'' (integer) the run number you want to analyze;
** ''nevents'' (long integer) the number of events you want to analyze.
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* This analyses the first 50000 events and produces plots that need to be checked.
* note: in a very near future, we might even fix the number of events
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* Please review all produced plots of each GUI, and click on "Exit GUI", this will pop the next GUI.
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* After you're reviewed all plots, they will be saved as PDFs.
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* '''Instructions for full replay to be updated''' After a run is completed, you may run ''./run_gmn_all runnum firstseg nseg'' with:
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** ''runnum'' having the same definition as above;
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** ''firstseg'' being the first segment to analyze;
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** ''nseg'' the number of segments to analyze.
  
 
=== Specific instructions for experts ===
 
=== Specific instructions for experts ===
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* [[Corrector Magnets]]
 
* [[Corrector Magnets]]
 
* [[LHRS for GMn]]
 
* [[LHRS for GMn]]
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== EDTM ==
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*[[How to Set EDTM Frequency with the DVCS Pulser]]
  
 
== Detectors ==
 
== Detectors ==
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* GEMs
 
* GEMs
 
* GRINCH
 
* GRINCH
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** [[Grinch Gas Panel Camera]]
 
* Timing Hodoscope  
 
* Timing Hodoscope  
 
* Preshower and Shower
 
* Preshower and Shower
 
**[[How to adjust discriminator threshold on HCAL DAC]]
 
**[[How to adjust discriminator threshold on HCAL DAC]]
 
**[[How to run the scalers script to monitor trigger sum scalers]]
 
**[[How to run the scalers script to monitor trigger sum scalers]]
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=== Super BigBite ===  
 
=== Super BigBite ===  
  
 
* GEMs
 
* GEMs
 
* HCAL
 
* HCAL
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**[[HCal Overview]]

Latest revision as of 12:54, 21 October 2021

THIS IS THE OLD/DEPRECATED SBS SHIFT HOW-to PAGE!!!

To access the new wiki page, follow this link to the new how-to page

Overview

This page gives instructions for various aspects of the experiment relating to each of the major subsystems and shift tasks.

Shift Roles

  • Shift Leader: Executes the Run Plan according to the Run Coordinator's instructions
  • Target Operator: Monitors the target system
  • Data Quality Monitor: Starts and stops CODA DAQ runs and monitors the quality of the data that is being recorded

Reporting and Logging

All shift takers should regularly log shift details in HALOG - the Hall A electronic logbook.

Shift leaders should fill out Beam Time Accounting (BTA) information during the shift.

Taking Data

  • Using the CODA DAQ
    • GUI Description
    • Starting a Run
    • Stopping a Run
  • Monitoring the data
  • Online analysis
  • Shift checklist

Analyzing the Data

This section contains instructions for running the replay script with all detectors on a-onl@aonlX.

Instruction for shift crew

  • Login to a-onl@aonlX (X=1, 2, 3, 4)
  • once logged in, type gosbs => this takes you to the directory where the analysis should be done, and sets up the correct environment variables.
  • type ./run_gmn_50k.sh runnum with
    • runnum (integer) the run number you want to analyze;
  • This analyses the first 50000 events and produces plots that need to be checked.
  • Please review all produced plots of each GUI, and click on "Exit GUI", this will pop the next GUI.
  • After you're reviewed all plots, they will be saved as PDFs.
  • Instructions for full replay to be updated After a run is completed, you may run ./run_gmn_all runnum firstseg nseg with:
    • runnum having the same definition as above;
    • firstseg being the first segment to analyze;
    • nseg the number of segments to analyze.

Specific instructions for experts

Note: these instructions are likely to evolve in a very near future

  • Login to a-onl@aonlX (X=1, 2, 3, 4)
  • once logged in, type gosbs => this takes you to the directory where the analysis should be done, and sets up the correct environment variables.
  • open the analyzer by typing analyzer
  • once in the analyzer type .L replay_gmn.C+
  • type replay_gmn(runnum, nevents, firstevent, file_prefix, firstsplit, nsplits, pedestalmode) with:
    • runnum (integer) the run number you want to analyze;
    • nevents (long integer) the number of events you want to analyze.
    • firstevent (long integer) the event number from which you want to start the analysis;
    • file_prefix (char*)the prefix of the file you want to analyze;
    • firstsplit (integer) the split/segment number at which you want to start the analysis;
    • nsplits (integer) the number of splits/segments you want to analyze
    • pedestalmode (integer) turn pedestal mode on or off for the GEMs

Recovery Procedures

Systems

High Voltage

Alarms

Beam Line

Target

Magnets

EDTM

Detectors

BigBite

Super BigBite