ATLAS tile calorimeter online software reorganization and phase-II test-beam campaigns

Hlaluku, Dingane Reward
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Tile Online software is a set of Trigger and Data Acquisition (TDAQ) required for the operation of Tile. It is built on top of ATLAS TDAQ software following AT LAS management tools and policies. The TDAQ software has been migrated from CMT to CMake, and from SVN to Git, in favor of modern software development tools and procedures. Since Tile Online software follows ATLAS TDAQ, there was a need of reorganization, simplification and clean-up of Tile Online software packages. Tile Online software packages have been migrated and reorganized to the newest ATLAS TDAQ release and the outcome is now used at Point-1 with success. The diagnostic and verification system (DVS) is part of the ATLAS TDAQ online software packages used for configuring and executing tests for TDAQ com ponents, and for advising recovery actions to the TDAQ operator/user. A wrapper way to start complex Tile DVS tests that required two separate programs to run on separate computers has been implemented and tests can now be run from a graphical user interface with detailed presentation of the results by non-experts. The upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to the High-Luminosity LHC will provide significant opportunities to explore new physics beyond the Standard Model. This however presents significant challenges to the detector and the TDAQ systems. The Tile Calorimeter will undergo upgrades whereby the current readout electronics will be completely redesigned and replaced in phase-II to cope with the increased luminosity imposed by the HL-LHC.
A thesis presented in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of: Master of Science in Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2017
Hlaluku, Dingane Reward (2017) ATLAS Tile calorimeter online software reorganization and Phase-II test-beam campaigns, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,