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Title: Continuous Data Acquisition for Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Neutrino Detectors Using FPGA-Based Real-Time Compression Algorithms

Abstract

Liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) have been proposed as neutrino detectors that combine both large sizes to maximize the number of neutrino interactions and detailed recording of the interaction. The readout of thousands of channels at MHz sampling rates produce images of the neutrino-nucleus interaction with millimeter-scale resolution, enabling the identification of the resulting particles and offering multiple handles to measure their energies at the expense of large data rates. Continuous acquisition of the LArTPC data is required to enable the use of high-latency triggers for capturing non-accelerator-beam events. We describe the case of the continuous readout of the MicroBooNE LArTPC, that grants the possibility of acquiring the neutrino burst from a supernova using the SNEWS (Supernova Early Warning System) alert as delayed trigger. The continuous data acquisition is accomplished by using real-time compression algorithms (zero suppression and Huffman compression) implemented in an FPGA in the readout electronics.

Authors:
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  1. Columbia U.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
MicroBooNE
OSTI Identifier:
1579255
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1909.03038; FERMILAB-CONF-19-465-ND
oai:inspirehep.net:1752925
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit, New York, NY, USA, 06/12-06/14/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Crespo-Anadón, J. I. Continuous Data Acquisition for Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Neutrino Detectors Using FPGA-Based Real-Time Compression Algorithms. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1109/NYSDS.2019.8909728.
Crespo-Anadón, J. I. Continuous Data Acquisition for Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Neutrino Detectors Using FPGA-Based Real-Time Compression Algorithms. United States. doi:10.1109/NYSDS.2019.8909728.
Crespo-Anadón, J. I. Fri . "Continuous Data Acquisition for Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Neutrino Detectors Using FPGA-Based Real-Time Compression Algorithms". United States. doi:10.1109/NYSDS.2019.8909728. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1579255.
@article{osti_1579255,
title = {Continuous Data Acquisition for Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Neutrino Detectors Using FPGA-Based Real-Time Compression Algorithms},
author = {Crespo-Anadón, J. I.},
abstractNote = {Liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) have been proposed as neutrino detectors that combine both large sizes to maximize the number of neutrino interactions and detailed recording of the interaction. The readout of thousands of channels at MHz sampling rates produce images of the neutrino-nucleus interaction with millimeter-scale resolution, enabling the identification of the resulting particles and offering multiple handles to measure their energies at the expense of large data rates. Continuous acquisition of the LArTPC data is required to enable the use of high-latency triggers for capturing non-accelerator-beam events. We describe the case of the continuous readout of the MicroBooNE LArTPC, that grants the possibility of acquiring the neutrino burst from a supernova using the SNEWS (Supernova Early Warning System) alert as delayed trigger. The continuous data acquisition is accomplished by using real-time compression algorithms (zero suppression and Huffman compression) implemented in an FPGA in the readout electronics.},
doi = {10.1109/NYSDS.2019.8909728},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
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