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Title: The DISTO data acquisition system at SATURNE

The DISTO collaboration has built a large-acceptance magnetic spectrometer designed to provide broad kinematic coverage of multiparticle final states produced in pp scattering. The spectrometer has been installed in the polarized proton beam of the Saturne accelerator in Saclay to study polarization observables in the {rvec p}p {yields} pK{sup +}{rvec Y} (Y = {Lambda}, {Sigma}{sup 0} or Y{sup *}) reaction and vector meson production ({psi}, {omega} and {rho}) in pp collisions. The data acquisition system is based on a VME 68030 CPU running the OS/9 operating system, housed in a single VME crate together with the CAMAC interface, the triple port ECL memories, and four RISC R3000 CPU. The digitization of signals from the detectors is made by PCOS III and FERA front-end electronics. Data of several events belonging to a single Saturne extraction are stored in VME triple-port ECL memories using a hardwired fast sequencer. The buffer, optionally filtered by the RISC R3000 CPU, is recorded on a DLT cassette by DAQ CPU using the on-board SCSI interface during the acceleration cycle. Two UNIX workstations are connected to the VME CPUs through a fast parallel bus and the Local Area Network. They analyze a subset of events for on-linemore » monitoring. The data acquisition system is able to read and record 3,500 ev/burst in the present configuration with a dead time of 15%.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Dipt. di Fisica A. Avogadro, Torino (Italy)|[INFN, Torino (Italy)
  2. LNS-CEN Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
  3. LNS-CEN Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)|[Dipt. di Fisica A. Avogadro, Torino (Italy)|[INFN, Torino (Italy) [and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
624233
Report Number(s):
CONF-971147--
Journal ID: IETNAE; ISSN 0018-9499; TRN: 98:006486
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science; Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: 3Pt1; Conference: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) nuclear science symposium and medical imaging conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 11-13 Nov 1997; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; SATURNE; MAGNETIC SPECTROMETERS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; FINAL-STATE INTERACTIONS; DESIGN; DIGITIZERS; PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS