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The detector control system of the ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker during macro-assembly and integration

CollaborationWith : Chamizo Llatas, Maria / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Ferrere, Didier / Lefevre, Régis / Mikulec, Bettina / Robichaud-Veronneau, Andrée / Sfyrla, Anna
Published in Journal of Instrumentation. 2008, vol. 3, no. 02, P02007
Abstract The ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker (SCT) is one of the largest existing semiconductor detectors. It is situated between the Pixel detector and the Transition Radiation Tracker at one of the four interaction points of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). During 2006-2007 the detector was lowered into the ATLAS cavern and installed in its final position. For the assembly, integration and commissioning phase, a complete Detector Control System (DCS) was developed to ensure the safe operation of the tracker. This included control of the individual powering of the silicon modules, a bi-phase cooling system and various types of sensors monitoring the SCT environment and the surrounding test enclosure. The DCS software architecture, performance and operational experience will be presented in the view of a validation of the DCS for the final SCT installation and operation phase.
Keywords Solid state detectorsDetector control systemsLarge detector systems for particle and astroparticle physics
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ATLAS. The detector control system of the ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker during macro-assembly and integration. In: Journal of Instrumentation, 2008, vol. 3, n° 02, p. P02007. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/3/02/P02007 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:38088

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