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Run Plan 19 October 2012

We plan to start running on Friday 19 October - starting after lunch when the CM is finished and the Hall is clear. We will probably also want to run on Saturday. This implies that we will need 2 shifters for Friday and at least 2 for Saturday.

Goals of the 19 October Run:
This run is a continuation of the Run from last weekend. The goal is to finish the running-in of the Online systems and Software that was not finished during the 12 - 14 October run. Once that finishes, the hope is that some data can be taken for Proton Absorber and D1 studies. Beamline configurations for both studies are listed below.

We will be running with our previous limit of 2 V while using the beam bump. Work to be done during 19/20 October run is listed in BOLD.

  1. Overall Online
    • new OS installed on all MLCR computers - DONE
    • new master server; new account setups - DONE
    • new UPSs installed - DONE
  2. DAQ
    • final live data test of new system - upgraded version of DATE & SL - DONE
      • nearly complete - external reset of TDCs needs debugging still - NEEDS WORK
    • new interface with C&M - all aspects designated for testing in October are completed - DONE
      • note: still outstanding request from Pierrick for "DAQ buttons"
    • test zero-suppression of fADCs in DAQ - DONE
    • test new unpacking
    • test increasing number of particle triggers
  3. C&M
    • full read from CDB - DONE
    • full start-of-run write to CDB - DONE
    • full end-of-run write to CDB
    • overall system test of Step I Run Control
    • test "Special Run" feature of Run Control - DONE
    • expert testing/feedback on Run Control
    • figure out why difficulties with start from launcher
    • Target Mon not working
    • new HV user documentation
  4. Software will be debugged offline and online test rescheduled
    • online test server setup functional
    • new control room branch of MAUS - FAILED - needs debugging
      • plots not being filled Online
    • improved TOF/CKOV online plots
      • cannot test until plots being filled
  5. Data processing
    • auto-run of datamover after run
    • auto-run of data processing /MC generation on Grid - need run more useable data
  6. Target
    • debug strange start-up problem
    • debug/understand beam loss discrepancies
    • why does RATS not display every pulse?
    • updated Target documentation

Daily schedule

October Fri 19 Sat 20
estimated hours noon - 8pm 10- 7pm
MOM Gamet Gamet
Lead shifter Nebrensky Heidt
Shifter 2 - Dobbs
Shifter 3 NA NA
BLOC Overton Nebrensky
SOC See Below See Below
Experimenter Hanlet/Karadzhov Hanlet/Nebrensky
Aim Run Control test Run Control
CDB D1 scan data ~ 1 hr
Online Plots Proton Absorber Data
Reference Run -> archive Online Plots Online Plots
Proton Absorber Data ~2 hrs
send data -> Janusz send data -> Janusz
Beam? Yes Yes
Additional Personnel

SOC Shifts - needs updating for 19/20 OCT

Time Zone US
Shift 1
UK
Shift 1
US
Shift 2
UK
Shift 2
US
Shift 3
UK
Shift 3
US
Shift 4
UK
Shift 4
Shift DAY in UK 19 Oct 19 Oct 19 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 20 Oct 20 Oct 20 Oct
BST 12AM-6AM 19 Oct 6AM-12PM 12PM-6PM 6PM-12AM 12AM-6AM 20 Oct 6AM-12PM 12PM-6PM 6PM-12AM
CDT 6PM-12AM Oct 18 12AM-6AM Oct 19 6AM-12PM 12PM-6PM 6PM-12AM 12AM-6AM Oct 20 6AM-12PM 12PM-6PM
Shifter Durga Rajaram Chris Rogers Chris Rogers Ed Santos Peter Lane Chris Rogers Chris Rogers Durga Rajaram

Shifter hours of service:

  • Friday:
    • Shifter 1 & 2 - arrive 13:00 - finish 8pm
  • Saturday:
    • Shifter 1 - arrive 10:00 - finish 7pm
    • Shifter 2 - arrive 11:00 - finish 7pm

Data Requested

  • possible data for final/more proton absorber settings study
  • D1 Field Strength Test

Test to see if D1 Field Strength is set as expected:
Magic Spreadsheet pion beam, 430MeV at target. Nominal 426.7 at D1
Either run -ve or else with 83 mm proton absorber.

Q1 Q2 Q3 D1 DS D2 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9
91.62 167.56 102.58 297.00 - 158.12 282.96 379.47 251.83 263.79 399.44 341.52

Repeat with D1 at 297.00, 320.00, 344.53, 369.00 A
Please note down cumulative scaler values for TOF0 trigger requests and LMC1234

Please wait for at least 2 minutes after magnet current has settled before taking data.
300 actuations should do for each run for +ves, more for -ves.

Note these settings push magnets pretty hard - expect to see warnings on magnet temperature for D1, Q5 and Q8 and check against eLog 1744 if in doubt.

Beamline Configurations

Reference Run without Decay Solenoid

Particle Species p at Tgt p@D1 p@D2 p@Tof0 Proton Absorber Q1 Q2 Q3 D1 DS D2 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Ran? Similar Run(s)
MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c mm A A A A A A A A A A A A DAQ run #
pion 272.42 268.67 265.98 143.4 29 57.8 105.6 64.6 202.8 ---- 100.4 176.8 237.1 157.2 157.6 238.5 203.7 4601

D1 Field Strength Test:

Particle Species p at Tgt p@D1 p@D2 p@Tof0 Proton Absorber Q1 Q2 Q3 D1 DS D2 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Ran? Similar Run(s)
MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c mm A A A A A A A A A A A A DAQ run #
pion 430 ? ? ? 83 91.62 167.56 102.58 297 --- 158.12 282.96 379.47 251.83 263.79 399.44 341.52 4573
pion 430 ? ? ? 83 91.62 167.56 102.58 320 --- 158.12 282.96 379.47 251.83 263.79 399.44 341.52 4574
pion 430 426.7 ? ? 83 91.62 167.56 102.58 344.53 --- 158.12 282.96 379.47 251.83 263.79 399.44 341.52 4575 1002, 4035
pion 430 ? ? ? 83 91.62 167.56 102.58 369 --- 158.12 282.96 379.47 251.83 263.79 399.44 341.52 4576

Beamline Configurations for Proton Absorber Study - requires GVA1 trigger:

Particle Species p at Tgt p@D1 p@D2 p@Tof0 Proton Absorber Q1 Q2 Q3 D1 DS D2 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Ran? Similar Run(s)
MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c mm A A A A A A A A A A A A DAQ run #
Empty Proton Absorber
pion 155.88 150 145.56 140.8 0 32.4 59.2 36.2 113.7 --- 56.3 95.5 128.1 84.6 60.79 91.06 76.44
pion 204.5 200.02 196.7 193.3 0 43.1 78.7 48.1 150.4 --- 75.2 130.3 174.7 115.7 107.7 162.8 138.7
pion 254 250.1 247.3 244.4 0 53.8 98.3 60.2 188.3 --- 93.67 164.3 220.3 146.1 144.6 218.8 186.8
15 mm Proton Absorber
pion 204.5 200.02 196.7 193.3 15 43.1 78.7 48.1 150.4 --- 75.2 130.3 174.7 115.7 107.7 162.8 138.7
pion 254 250.1 247.3 244.4 15 53.8 98.3 60.2 188.3 --- 93.67 164.3 220.3 146.1 144.6 218.8 186.8
pion 293.7 290.1 287.5 284.8 15 62.3 114 69.8 219.9 --- 108.2 191.3 256.5 170.1 172.4 260.9 222.9
pion 313.6 310.1 307.5 304.9 15 66.6 131.8 74.6 236.3 --- 115.5 204.7 274.5 182.1 186 281.5 240.5
29 mm Proton Absorber
pion 293.7 290.1 287.5 284.8 29 62.3 114 69.8 219.9 --- 108.2 191.3 256.5 170.1 172.4 260.9 222.9 4602 4305
pion 313.6 310.1 307.5 304.9 29 66.6 121.8 74.6 236.3 --- 115.5 204.7 274.5 182.1 186 281.5 240.5 4603 4309
pion 323.6 320.1 317.6 315 29 68.8 125.8 77 244.8 --- 119.1 211.4 283.6 188.1 192.8 291.8 249.3 4604
pion 343.5 340.1 337.6 335.1 29 73.1 133.6 81.8 262 --- 126.4 224.9 301.6 200.1 206.2 312.2 266.8 4605
pion 367.8 364.4 362 360 29 78.3 143.1 87.6 283.8 --- 135.3 241.2 323.5 214.6 222.5 336.9 287.9 4606
pion 383.4 380 377.7 375.2 29 81.6 149.3 91.4 298.5 --- 141 251.7 337.5 224 232.9 352.6 301.4 4607
44 mm Proton Absorber (29 + 15)
pion 343.5 340.1 337.6 335.1 44 73.1 133.6 81.8 262 --- 126.4 224.9 301.6 200.1 206.2 312.2 266.8
pion 367.8 364.4 362 360 44 78.3 143.1 87.6 283.8 --- 135.3 241.2 323.5 214.6 222.5 336.9 287.9
pion 383.4 380 377.7 375.2 44 81.6 149.3 91.4 298.5 --- 141 251.7 337.5 224 232.9 352.6 301.4
pion 408.33 405 402.7 400.2 44 87 159.1 97.4 322.5 --- 150.1 268.4 360 238.9 249.4 377.7 322.9 close to 200 MeV/c 6pi muons
pion 428.3 425 422.7 420.3 44 91.3 166.9 102.2 342.8 --- 157.5 281.8 377.9 250.8 262.7 397.7 340.1
64 mm Proton Absorber (49 + 15)
pion 383.4 380 377.7 375.2 64 81.6 149.3 91.4 298.5 --- 141 251.7 337.5 224 232.9 352.6 301.4
pion 408.33 405 402.7 400.2 64 87 159.1 97.4 322.5 --- 150.1 268.4 360 238.9 249.4 377.7 322.9 close to 200 MeV/c 6pi muons
pion 428.3 425 422.7 420.3 64 91.3 166.9 102.2 342.8 --- 157.5 281.8 377.9 250.8 262.7 397.7 340.1
muon 453.28 450 264.9 262 64 96.6 176.7 108.2 369.3 --- 100.3 176.2 236.3 156.7 157 237.6 203 essentially 240 Mev/c 6pi M0
83 mm Proton Absorber (49 + 29)
pion 383.4 380 377.7 375.2 83 81.6 149.3 91.4 298.5 --- 141 251.7 337.5 224 232.9 352.6 301.4 4594
pion 408.33 405 402.7 400.2 83 87 159.1 97.4 322.5 --- 150.1 268.4 360 238.9 249.4 377.7 322.9 4595 close to 200 MeV/c 6pi muons
pion 428.3 425 422.7 420.3 83 91.3 166.9 102.2 342.8 --- 157.5 281.8 377.9 250.8 262.7 397.7 340.1 4596
muon 453.28 450 264.9 262 83 96.6 176.7 108.2 369.3 --- 100.3 176.2 236.3 156.7 157 237.6 203 4597/4598 essentially 240 Mev/c 6pi M0
muon 478.27 475 264.9 262 83 102 186.5 114.2 397.4 --- 100.3 176.2 236.3 156.7 157 237.6 203 4599
muon 503.25 500 264.9 262 83 107.3 196.3 120.2 427 --- 100.3 176.2 236.3 156.7 157 237.6 203 4600
147 mm Proton Absorber (15 + 29 + 49 + 54)
muon 503.25 500 264.9 262 147 107.3 196.3 120.2 427 --- 100.3 176.2 236.3 156.7 157 237.6 203

Other Useful Beamline Configurations:

Pion Beamline Configurations (from May 2012 Run):

Particle Species p at Tgt p@D1 p@D2 p@Tof0 Proton Absorber Q1 Q2 Q3 D1 DS D2 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Ran? Similar Run(s)
MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c mm A A A A A A A A A A A A DAQ run #
pion 158.1 152.4 148.0 143.4 15 38.72 48.28 33.52 115.53 250.82 59.71 97.17 130.3 86.05 63.76 95.66 80.51 Y 3411
pion 200 195.4 192.1 189 15 (ideal~5) 49.5 61.8 43 147.2 322 76.7 127.1 170.5 112.9 104.1 157.3 134 3607-3609 but w/o DS
pion 272.42 268.67 265.98 263 29 68.9 84.9 59 203 443.1 104.8 176.8 237.1 157.2 157.6 238.5 203.7 Y May 2012 Ref Runs
pion 286.3 282.6 280 277 29 (ideal~20) 71.5 89.3 62.1 214.1 466 110.1 186.3 249.8 165.6 167.3 253.2 216.3 3454, 3455
pion 300 296.4 293.8 291 29 (ideal~20) 74.9 93.6 65.1 225.3 489 115.4 195.5 262.2 173.9 176.7 267.4 228.5 3610 but w/o DS
pion 316.1 312.6 310 307 29 (ideal~25) 79 98.7 68.7 238.7 516 121.5 206.4 276.8 183.6 187.7 284.1 242.7 3504, 3505
pion 346.8 343.4 341 338 29 (ideal~35) 86.8 108.4 75.4 265.2 566.5 133.2 227.1 304.6 202.1 208.5 315.6 269.7 3457
pion 367.8 364.4 362 360 29 92.1 115 80 284.1 601 141.2 241.2 323.5 214.6 222.5 336.9 287.9 3426, 3427
pion 400 396.7 394.3 392 83 (ideal~64) 100.2 125.2 87.1 314.7 654 153.6 262.8 352.5 233.9 243.9 369.3 315.7 Y
pion 428.6 425.3 423 421 83 (ideal~70) 107.4 134.2 93.4 343.5 702 164.7 282 378.2 251 262.9 398 340.3 3487, 3488
pion 450 446.7 444.4 442 83 112.8 141 98.1 366.2 737 173.1 296.4 397.5 263.8 277 399 358.7 Y 3489

Muon Beamline Configurations (from May 2012):

Particle Species p@Tgt p@D1 p@D2 p@Tof0 p@Diffuser Proton Absorber Q1 Q2 Q3 D1 DS D2 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Ran? Similar Run(s)
MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c MeV/c mm A A A A A A A A A A A A DAQ run #
muon "140 Mev/c 6pi M0" 327.6 324.1 188.9 186 142 29 ? 81.9 102.3 71.2 248.4 535 75.5 125.2 167.9 111.2 104.2 157.6 134.4 3419,3420
muon 364 360.6 202.9 200 159 29 91.1 113.8 79 280.6 595 80.8 134.6 180.5 119.6 114.3 172.9 147.5
muon "200 Mev/c 6pi M0" 408 405 237 235 197 83 ? 102.4 127.9 89 323.2 669 94.2 158.1 212 140.6 138.7 209.8 179.2 3506-3509
muon 454 450.7 255.9 253 217 83 113.8 142.2 99 370.6 744 101 170.2 228.2 151.3 150.9 228.4 195.1
muon "240 Mev/c 6pi M0" 453.6 450.3 264.9 262 227 83 113.7 142.1 98.9 370.1 743 104.4 176.2 236.3 156.7 157 237.6 203 2386
muon 510 506.8 296.9 294 260 147 128 159.9 111.3 435.9 836 116.5 197.6 265.1 175.8 178.5 270.1 230.8 3605

Trained shifters

Note: Lead Shifters may also act as the secondary shifter.
New personnel are welcome but must go through the training procedure before taking shifts.

  • Lead Shifter
    • Chris Heidt
    • Pierrick Hanlet
    • Ray Gamet - already designated MOM
    • Maria Leonova
    • Henry Nebrensky
  • Shifter
    • Adam Dobbs
    • Paul Kyberd
    • Matt Littlefield
    • Justin Christensen - unavailable
    • Sio-Chong Lo - unavailable
  • Partially Trained Personnel
    • Ed Overton
    • Edward Santos
    • Ian Taylor