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Title: Track quality monitoring for the compact muon solenoid silicon strip tracker
Authors: Goitom, Israel
Advisors: Hobson, PR
Keywords: Data quality monitoring
Minimum energy test
Silicon strip tracker
Magnet test and cosmic challenge (MTCC)
CMS
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses
Abstract: The CMS Tracker is an all silicon detector and it is the biggest of its kind to be built. The system consists of over 15,000 individual detector modules giving rise to readout through almost 107 channels. The data generated by the Tracker system is close to 650 MB at 40 MHz. This has created a challenge for the CMS collaborators in terms of data storage for analysis. To store only the interesting physics data the readout rate has to be reduced to 100 Hz where the data has to be ltered through a monitoring system for quality checks. The Tracker being the closest part of the detector to the interaction point of the CMS creates yet another challenge that needs the data quality monitoring system. As it operates in a very hostile environment the silicon detectors used to detect the particles will be degraded. It is very important to monitor the changes in the sensor behaviour with time so that to calibrate the sensors to compensate for the erroneous readings. This thesis discusses the deve...
Description: Thesis
This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/3785
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