Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

The Mu2e experiment at Fermilab: TDAQ and slow control production systems installation

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Computing and Data handling Poster Session


Antonio Gioiosa (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)


The Mu2e experiment at the Fermilab will search for a charged-lepton flavor violating neutrino-less conversion of a muon into an electron in the field of an aluminum nucleus, with a sensitivity improvement by a factor of 10,000 over existing limits.

The Mu2e Trigger and Data Acquisition System (TDAQ) uses \emph{otsdaq} framework as the online Data Acquisition System (DAQ) solution.

Developed at Fermilab, \emph{otsdaq} integrates several framework components - an \emph{artdaq}-based DAQ, an \emph{art}-based event processing, and an EPICS-based detector control system (DCS), and provides a uniform multi-user interface to its components through a web browser.

Data streams from the Mu2e tracker and calorimeter are handled by the \emph{artdaq}-based DAQ and processed by a one-level software trigger implemented within the \emph{art} framework.

Events accepted by the trigger have their data combined, post-trigger, with the separately read out data from the Mu2e Cosmic Ray Veto system.

Mu2e's DCS is based on EPICS, an experimental industrial physics and control system. It is an open source platform for monitoring, control, alarms, and archiving.

A prototype of the TDAQ and the DCS systems has been built and tested over the last three years at Fermilab's Feynman Computing Center, and now the production system installation is underway. The talk will present their status and focus on the installation plans and procedures for racks, workstations, network switches, gateway computers,
DAQ hardware, slow controls implementation, and testing. It will also discuss the
network design and cabling, quality assurance plans and procedures for the trigger farm computers, and the system and software maintenance plans.

In-person participation Yes

Primary authors

Antonio Gioiosa (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Richard Bonventre (LBL) Simone Donati (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Eric Flumerfelt (University of Tennessee) Glenn Horton-Smith (Kansas State University) Luca Morescalchi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Pavel Murat (Fermilab) Vivian O'Dell (Fermilab) Elena Pedreschi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Gianantonio Pezzullo (Yale University) Franco Spinella (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Lorenzo Uplegger (Fermilab) Ryan Rivera (Fermilab)

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