July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Tracking Detector Performance and Data Quality in the NOvA Experiment

Jul 31, 2017, 6:28 PM
Reception Area (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Poster Particle Detectors Poster Session and Reception


Mr Biswaranjan Behera (IIT Hyderabad/Fermilab)


NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. It uses the NuMI beam from Fermilab and two sampling calorimeter detectors located off-axis from the beam. The NOvA experiment measures the rate of electron-neutrino appearance in the almost pure muon-neutrino NuMI beam, with the data measured at the Near Detector being used to accurately determine the expected rate at the Far Detector. It is very important to have automated and accurate monitoring of the data recorded by the detectors so any hardware, DAQ or beam issues arising in the 344k (20k) channels of the Far (Near) detector which could effect quality of the data taking are determined. This poster will cover the techniques and detector monitoring systems in various stages of data taking.

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Mr Biswaranjan Behera (IIT Hyderabad/Fermilab)

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