List of things following DigiOS beam time
March 2018 -
Trace Viewer - Gain understanding of the software and hardware options.
UDP - Learn about this option more.
Email for JTA - 10/2017 -
Hi John, Below is a write-up of the things we discussed earlier related to the HELIOS version of the Digital DAQ. I have also tried to order them in priority as I see it. Let me know what you think and how I can help moving forward.
Accelerator RF Readout - Still remains as the top priority for the daq as this would remove our analog "hack".
Additional information / wiki write-ups - Basically, I know of these things, however, to use them efficiently I will need to sit down with you / Mike / etc, to understand how they work. Or, as you had mentioned, more directed write-ups on the following topics would be very useful:
- Parameters and operation of the triggering
- Parameters and operation of the throttle - DONE IN THE WIKI
Information on Pulser Usage / controls through EPICs - Either need to get additional windows computers to help with this or need to have a priority to input controls into EPICs.
-- Understanding the triggering better
-- Adding in the RF Timing
-- How to force data to file if rates are low
Increase system stability
-- How to govern and automatically monitor the buffers -> looking into the THROTTLE variables and setup start with finding all THROTTLE variables
load the databases, which db's hold the THROTTLE?
-- How to query the network / system to wake it up on startup -> tried to touch files but then IOC closes because files exist, also tried to ping iocX but get no response. Need to look into receiver code?
-- How to reboot things remotely
-- Triggers / TS stop updating on the GUI (but data seems to be coming in)
-- Triggers / TS stop updating from one of the VMEs?
Items for experimental setup/startup
-- How to better use the pulser
-- How to get a signal out of the digitizer for use as a scope
Data storage and processing
-- Stability and automation for disk mounting
-- understand the file writing with the gtReciever (max file size etc.)
-- How to transfer only data that is not on the mac already
-- Improved way to sum up the data runs