Testbeam

December 2011 "Our R&D outing SWOT had as one of the weaknesses the planning of our testbeams! We (R&D staff) all agree that a go/no go decision should be taken 2 months before the actual testbeam takes place (and not running into a wall the week before :- ). Two months in advance we consider if our planning is still realistic and if all the detectors & hardware are available."

2013

Test beam Date Responsible Team Remarks Docs
LCTPC Micromegas modules Jan 28 - Feb 7 2013 Jan T   Not succesful  
RateAgeing2013 ? FredH      
GossipoTwo2013 July 13 -21, 2013 FredH

Stergios, Jan T, Nigel

Gossipo2 has better time resolution  
KvI proton April 18,19 2013 JanV Martin vB Need 2 GridPix and buy calorimeter  
Octopuce ? 2013 Jan T      
DESY GridPix 13 - 19 May 2013 ? ? Goal?  
Quad Focus July 2013 Harry   Test GridPix with focussing drift field  

2012

Test beam Date Responsible Team Remarks Docs
VeloPix2012 ? MartinvB Marten, Enrico, Pantso, Francesco Need irradiated MPX3 detectors.  
GridPix2012 November 2-15 2012 HarryvdG, Nigel Wilco, Rolf, Niels, Francesco, Joris   Overview Gossip research program (Fred)
GridPixL12012 November 2-15 2012 Anatoli, Nigel      
EdIt2012 Feb 2012 HarryvdG Wilco, Francesco    
TpxQuad2012 January 2012 NielsvB Bas, Vincent    
Mpx2012 May 5-10, Nov 30 - Dec 3 ErikH No interest in May, maybe the 2nd period SPS North Area H6  
Mpx2012 Ions Aug 27 - Oct 8 ErikH   H8 ion beams, during LHC Pb priod Presentation: Erik H - Medipix meeting Jan 2013

Things to learn from the GridPix testbeam in Oct 2012

  1. Setup:
    • have it ready much earlier!
    • test the whole telescope and whole detector chain
    • TDC for time tagging to distinguish multiple events per frame/trigger
    • for LabView: log more often if values are higher than a threshold (to keep track of peaks and unusual behavior)
    • add log for Relaxd modules with time of crashes (to combine with peaks in LabView control)
    • remotely controllable stages of the detectors (such that no access is required to change angles); (master) project for mechanical department?
    • for alignment: laser with water level
    • wooden crate for safe transport of telescope (to avoid dead space in car/van)
  2. Shifts:
    • have a (8h) shift plan ready at the beginning of the period
    • make sure there are enough competent shiftleaders (not only one person to cover whole days)
    • do training shifts for new shifters to operate the setup, DAQ, and remote LabView control
  3. Data:
    • have (fast analysis) software ready to check incoming data on the fly
    • read in data directly in binary format
    • online analysis (in between beam spills)
    • sort of digital logbook that automatically creates folders for new runs combining data from LabView

-- RolfS - 2012-11-26

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PDFpdf 013-Medipix-Erik9-20.pdf manage 2348.3 K 2013-02-01 - 13:33 NielsVanBakel Presentation Erik H - Medipix meeting Jan 2013 Ion run
PDFpdf Gossip_RD_8-9-10.pdf manage 28.3 K 2012-03-13 - 09:22 NielsVanBakel Overview Gossip research program (Fred)
Topic revision: r17 - 2013-07-17 - NielsVanBakel
 
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