The ATLAS first-level calorimeter trigger is a hardware-based system designed to identify high-ET jets, electron/photon and tau candidates and to measure total and missing ET in the ATLAS calorimeters. After more than two years of commissioning in situ with calibration data and cosmic rays, the system has now been used extensively to select the most interesting proton-proton collision events. Fine tuning of timing and energy calibration has been carried out in 2010 to improve the trigger response to physics objects. In these proceedings, an analysis of the performance of the level-1 calorimeter trigger is presented, along with the techniques used to achieve these results.
- Trigger concepts and systems (hardware and software)
- Digital electronic circuits
- Trigger algorithms