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Title: The CDMS II data acquisition system

The Data Acquisition System for the CDMS II dark matter experiment was designed and built when the experiment moved to its new underground installation at the Soudan Lab. The combination of remote operation and increased data load necessitated a completely new design. Elements of the original LabView system remained as stand-alone diagnostic programs, but the main data processing moved to a VME-based system with custom electronics for signal conditioning, trigger formation and buffering. The data rate was increased 100-fold and the automated cryogenic system was linked to the data acquisition. A modular server framework with associated user interfaces was implemented in Java to allow control and monitoring of the entire experiment remotely.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1022125
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-11-302-AE
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; NIMAER; TRN: US201117%%590
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A638:127-133,2011; Journal Volume: 638; Journal Issue: 1
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL
Sponsoring Org:
DOE Office of Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CRYOGENICS; DATA ACQUISITION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DATA PROCESSING; DESIGN; JAVA; MONITORING; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SIGNAL CONDITIONING Computing, Instrumentation