Commissioning of the ATLAS level1 endcap muon trigger system

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Abstract

The ATLAS level1 endcap muon trigger system at the LHC selects interesting events containing muons with transverse momenta greater than 6 GeV/c from 40 MHz protonproton collisions. This system consists of 3588 Thin Gap Chambers (TGC) and the total number of readout channels is 3.18×105. The trigger logic is based on the coincidence between 7 layers of TGC. All processes are performed using hardware within the maximum latency of 2.5μs for the level1 trigger. To be ready for the first beam collisions scheduled in 2009, we have succeeded in sending trigger signals of cosmic ray muons with the synchronous operation at 40 MHz and fine signal timing alignments. During the single proton beam circulation at the LHC in 2008, we have also confirmed that the timing of the endcap muon trigger for tracks of beam halo muons produced at the collimator was well aligned. We report on the status of the commissioning and results from runs with cosmic ray muons and single beams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-524
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume623
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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