May 16 – 20, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

The Control System of the New Small Wheel Electronics for the ATLAS experiment

May 17, 2022, 7:00 PM
Experimental poster Upgrade & Future Projects Poster Session I


Polyneikis Tzanis (National Technical Univ. of Athens (GR))


The present ATLAS Small Wheel Muon detector will be replaced with a New Small Wheel(NSW) detector in order to cope up with the future LHC runs of high luminosity.One crucial part of the integration procedure concerns the validation of the electronics for a system with more than 2.1 M electronic channels.The readout chain is based on optical link technology connecting the backend to the front-end electronics via the FELIX, which is a newly developed system that will serve as the next generation readout driver for ATLAS.For the configuration, calibration and monitoring path the various electronics boards are supplied with the GBT-SCA ASIC and its purpose is to distribute control and monitoring signals to the electronics.Due to its complexity,NSW electronics requires the development of a sophisticated Control System.The use of such a system is necessary to allow the electronics to function consistently, safely and as a seamless interface to all sub-detectors and the technical infrastructure of the experiment.The central system handles the transition between the probe’s possible operating states while ensuring continuous monitoring and archiving of the system’s operating parameters.

Primary authors

Collaboration ATLAS Junjie Zhu (University of Michigan (US)) Sandra Leone (Universita & INFN Pisa (IT))

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