The NOνA Far detector data acquisition system

Jaroslav Záleák, Kurt Biery, Gerald Guglielmo, Alec T Habig, Robert Illingworth, Susan Kasahara, Rick Kwarciany, Qiming Lu, Gennadiy Lukhanin, Stephen Magill, Mark Mathis, Holger Meyer, Adam Moren, Leon Mualem, Mathew Muether, Andrew Norman, Jonathan Paley, Denis Perevalov, Luciano Piccoli, Ronald RechenmacherPeter Shanahan, Louise Suter, Abigail Waldron

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The NOνA experiment is a long-baseline neutrino experiment designed to make measurements to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy, neutrino mixing parameters and CP violation in the neutrino sector. In order to make these measurements the NOνA collaboration has designed a highly distributed, synchronized, continuous digitization and readout system that is able to acquire and correlate data from the Fermilab accelerator complex (NuMI), the NOνA near detector at the Fermilab site and the NOνA far detector which is located 810 km away at Ash River, MN. This system has unique properties that let it fully exploit the physics capabilities of the NOνA detector. The design of the NOνA DAQ system and its capabilities are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012041
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberTRACK 1
StatePublished - 2014
Event20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2013 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 14 2013Oct 18 2013


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