The Run Control system of the NA62 experiment

Nicolas Lurkin

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The NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS aims at measuring the ultra-rare decay $K^+ \to \pi^+ \nu \bar{\nu}$ with 10% accuracy. This can be achieved by detecting about 100 Standard Model events with 10% background in 2-3 years of data taking. The experiment consists of a large number of subsystems dedicated to the detection of the incoming kaon and outgoing pion and also focusing on particle identification and vetoing capabilities. Run Control has been designed to link their trigger and data acquisition systems in a single central application easily controllable by educated but non-expert operators. The application has been continuously evolving over time, integrating new equipments and taking into account requirements and feedback from operation. Future development includes a more automatized system integrating the knowledge acquired during the operation of the experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012045
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2017

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4 pages, 1 figure, Poster at Kaon 2016 conference, 14-17 September 2016, Birmingham


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