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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 wiki

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