The MINERνA data acquisition system and infrastructure

G. N. Perdue, L. Bagby, B. Baldin, C. Gingu, J. Olsen, P. Rubinov, E. C. Schulte, R. Bradford, W. K. Brooks, D. A.M. Caicedo, C. M. Castromonte, J. Chvojka, H. Da Motta, I. Danko, J. Devan, B. Eberly, J. Felix, L. Fields, G. A. Fiorentini, A. M. GagoR. Gran, D. A. Harris, K. Hurtado, H. Lee, E. Maher, S. Manly, C. M. Marshall, K. S. McFarland, A. Mislivec, J. Mousseau, B. Osmanov, J. Osta, V. Paolone, R. D. Ransome, H. Ray, D. W. Schmitz, C. Simon, C. J. Solano Salinas, B. G. Tice, T. Walton, J. Wolcott, D. Zhang, B. P. Ziemer

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Abstract

MINERνA (Main INjector ExpeRiment ν-A) is a new few-GeV neutrino cross-section experiment that began taking data in the FNAL NuMI (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Neutrinos at the Main Injector) beam-line in March of 2010. MINERνA employs a fine-grained scintillator detector capable of complete kinematic characterization of neutrino interactions. This paper describes the MINERνA data acquisition system (DAQ) including the readout electronics, software, and computing architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-192
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume694
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • DAQ
  • Data acquisition
  • MINERνA
  • Neutrinos

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