MiniFCal Irradiation Information

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Information for MiniFCal Irradiation Tests at TRIUMF

Beam dates: 1-14 September 2010

Information meeting: Monday 30 August 2010 in Main TRIUMF office building conference room See indico agenda page

Shift Instructions: Setup and DAQ

Instructions for backing up a full day's data

We backup all the data to both the USB drive E: and to trshare.

Get ready to backup data
- Open folder C:\Claire\ProtonTestData (desktop shortcut ProtonTestData)
- Identify data folder with yesterday's data (eg, W100901 for 2010 Sep 01 data)
  but stay in ProtonTestData folder (i.e. do not decend into subfolder)
Backup to USB Drive
- Open folder E:\DataBackups (desktop shortcut DataBackups)
- In ProtonTestData, copy folder (highlight folder and press <CTRL>c)
- Move to folder window DataBackups and paste folder (press <CTRL>v)
     -- Note: a full day's data takes 20-30 minutes to copy to USB drive
- Right mouse click on original folder and check its properties
- Right mouse click on copied folder and check its properties
    => Verify that size and number of files are exact matches
- Write note in elog that data from previous day has been copied to USB drive
Backup to trshare
- Open folder My Network Place\atlasradTrshareData (desktop link atlasradTrshareData)
- In ProtonTestData, copy folder (highlight folder and press <CTRL>c)
- Move to folder window atlsaradTrshareData and paste folder (press <CTRL>v)
    -- Note: a full day's data takes 4-5 hours to copy to trshare
- Right mouse click on original folder and check its properties
- Right mouse click on copied folder and check its properties
    => Verify that size and number of files are exact matches
- Write note in elog that data from previous day has been copied to trshare

Starting up computers

If it's necessary to cycle either the DELL DAQ computer or the Sony VAIO used for the elog and beam displays:

 DELL: after reboot
     - log in as radtest (no password).  This takes a few minutes.
     - When asked about installing new hardware, install USB device
       driver automatically (if asked to look for updates by Windows,
       say no).
     - It is probably convenient to leave a windows explorer page open,
       connecting to the data directory atlasradTrshareData (or something
       like that).  You will drag-and-drop full directories from the laptop
       to this location once per day (always the previous day).
 VAIO: after reboot
     - From start menu: XLaunch
     - Then launch putty and connect to ccscs2, user axen, password in log book page 1
        - run "xtpage" (and wait for it to start - if no windows pop up, something is wrong with X11)
        - click on "MG" -> "Beamline 1"
        - You can then click on "999" to type in a monitor number.  Some numbers of interest:
           - 117: left, right, up, down monitoring foil readout
           - 118: total foil readout
           - 119: bias voltage on all foils
     - Launch firefox and open cyclotron status, elog and wiki
           - elog: account atlas, password in log book page 1
           - wiki: each shifter should have account.  Otherwise use atlas account
                   with password on page 1 of logbook       

Contact Information

 Main Cyclotron Control Room: 7333
 TRIUMF Reception: Dial 0
 DAQ platform: dial 604-222-1047 and then at the prompt dial extension 6558
                   (TRIUMF dial 6558)

Misc notes:

 Cyclotron status: https://www.triumf.info/facility/internal/operations/cystatus.php

You can see the beam line monitor (left, right, up, down and total secondary emission monitor foils) information from a terminal running X11 by following the following instructions:

  - login into ccscs2.triumf.ca (user: axen, password: ask someone)
  - run "xtpage" (and wait for it to start - requires X11)
  - click on "MG" -> "Beamline 1"
     - You can then click on "999" to type in a monitor number.  Some numbers of interest:
         - 117: left, right, up, down monitoring foil readout
         - 118: total foil readout
         - 119: bias voltage on all foils

Elog: https://elog.triumf.ca/ATLASupgrade/DD+Proton+Irrad/

The elog login for the shift crew is "atlas". Ask about the password.

Other information:

Shift list: Spreadsheet from google docs

Reports and Documentation

Writeup of analysis of NBIF data from Dave Axen (Draft version 26 August 2010): pdf format

Work term report from Claire David (Feb-June 2010): pdf format (overview of NBIF test pp 19-29, and then software documentation in appendices. The BL1A test will use software developed by Leonid based on the NBIF version described here).

Work term report from Matt Shannon (Sept-Dec 2010): pdf format

Pictures collection in Trshare [1]

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