Proton Calorimetry/Meetings/2021/01/20

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Minutes for UCL Proton Calorimetry Meetings, 20th January


Simon Jolly, Raffaella Radogna, Saad Shaikh, Fern Pannell

Raffaella Radogna

Saad Shaikh

  • Met with Marko to discuss bugs in daisy-chaining – he suggested to test signals with oscilloscope.
    • Slowing down DCLK to 5MHz and shuffling board order had no effect.
    • Will meet Simon at UCL on 21st to debug daisy-chain with oscilloscope.
  • Continued work on USB interface:
    • Reset, Pause and Full-Scale Range commands can be sent from C++ macro.
    • Bash script can run DAQ and processing scripts simultaneously.
    • If file data is stored in is only opened/closed once, DAQ keeps up with integration rate. Otherwise measurements are missed.
    • Still need to iron out a few bugs...
  • DAQ framework:
    • FTDI.cpp should write to a new file every 100 measurements, opening and closing each file just once to optimise speed.
    • WriteCSV.cpp should read each file, convert and average measurements, and overwrite a single-line CSV file.
    • Can then think about incorporating a fit and writing the fit results to file as well.

Fern Pannell

  • MSci Progress Report submitted to Simon
  • C++ compiles on Raspberry Pi terminal:
    • Navigate to file location
    • $ g++ filename.cpp
    • $ ./a.out
  • Installed libFTDI on the Raspberry Pi
    • Problems getting the FTDI C++ code to run successfully, most likely not pointing the code to the correct path for libFTDI1 installation
    • Will meet with Saad to get this up and running for next week
  • Submitting all HEP PhD applications this week
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