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The Continuous Readout Stream of the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for Detection of Supernova Burst Neutrinos

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The Continuous Readout Stream of the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for Detection of Supernova Burst Neutrinos. / MicroBooNE Collaboration ; Blake, A.; Devitt, D.; Nowak, J.; Thorpe, C.

In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 16, P02008, 05.02.2021.

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@article{6141dd382df84b95a9cb4bea01cc9226,
title = "The Continuous Readout Stream of the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for Detection of Supernova Burst Neutrinos",
abstract = " The MicroBooNE continuous readout stream is a parallel readout of the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) which enables detection of non-beam events such as those from a supernova neutrino burst. The low energies of the supernova neutrinos and the intense cosmic-ray background flux due to the near-surface detector location makes triggering on these events very challenging. Instead, MicroBooNE relies on a delayed trigger generated by SNEWS (the Supernova Early Warning System) for detecting supernova neutrinos. The continuous readout of the LArTPC generates large data volumes, and requires the use of real-time compression algorithms (zero suppression and Huffman compression) implemented in an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) in the readout electronics. We present the results of the optimization of the data reduction algorithms, and their operational performance. To demonstrate the capability of the continuous stream to detect low-energy electrons, a sample of Michel electrons from stopping cosmic-ray muons is reconstructed and compared to a similar sample from the lossless triggered readout stream. ",
keywords = "physics.ins-det, hep-ex",
author = "{MicroBooNE Collaboration} and P. Abratenko and M. Alrashed and R. An and J. Anthony and J. Asaadi and A. Ashkenazi and S. Balasubramanian and B. Baller and C. Barnes and G. Barr and V. Basque and L. Bathe-Peters and Rodrigues, {O. Benevides} and S. Berkman and A. Bhanderi and A. Bhat and M. Bishai and A. Blake and T. Bolton and L. Camilleri and D. Caratelli and Terrazas, {I. Caro} and Fernandez, {R. Castillo} and F. Cavanna and G. Cerati and E. Church and D. Cianci and Cohen, {E. O.} and Conrad, {J. M.} and M. Convery and L. Cooper-Troendle and Crespo-Anadon, {J. I.} and Tutto, {M. Del} and D. Devitt and R. Diurba and L. Domine and R. Dorrill and K. Duffy and S. Dytman and B. Eberly and A. Ereditato and Sanchez, {L. Escudero} and Fadeeva, {A. A.} and Aguirre, {G. A. Fiorentini} and Fitzpatrick, {R. S.} and Fleming, {B. T.} and N. Foppiani and J. Nowak and C. Thorpe",
note = "This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Journal of Instrumentation. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at doi:10.1088/1748-0221/16/02/P02008",
year = "2021",
month = feb,
day = "5",
doi = "10.1088/1748-0221/16/02/P02008",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
journal = "Journal of Instrumentation",
issn = "1748-0221",
publisher = "Institute of Physics Publishing",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The Continuous Readout Stream of the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for Detection of Supernova Burst Neutrinos

AU - MicroBooNE Collaboration

AU - Abratenko, P.

AU - Alrashed, M.

AU - An, R.

AU - Anthony, J.

AU - Asaadi, J.

AU - Ashkenazi, A.

AU - Balasubramanian, S.

AU - Baller, B.

AU - Barnes, C.

AU - Barr, G.

AU - Basque, V.

AU - Bathe-Peters, L.

AU - Rodrigues, O. Benevides

AU - Berkman, S.

AU - Bhanderi, A.

AU - Bhat, A.

AU - Bishai, M.

AU - Blake, A.

AU - Bolton, T.

AU - Camilleri, L.

AU - Caratelli, D.

AU - Terrazas, I. Caro

AU - Fernandez, R. Castillo

AU - Cavanna, F.

AU - Cerati, G.

AU - Church, E.

AU - Cianci, D.

AU - Cohen, E. O.

AU - Conrad, J. M.

AU - Convery, M.

AU - Cooper-Troendle, L.

AU - Crespo-Anadon, J. I.

AU - Tutto, M. Del

AU - Devitt, D.

AU - Diurba, R.

AU - Domine, L.

AU - Dorrill, R.

AU - Duffy, K.

AU - Dytman, S.

AU - Eberly, B.

AU - Ereditato, A.

AU - Sanchez, L. Escudero

AU - Fadeeva, A. A.

AU - Aguirre, G. A. Fiorentini

AU - Fitzpatrick, R. S.

AU - Fleming, B. T.

AU - Foppiani, N.

AU - Nowak, J.

AU - Thorpe, C.

N1 - This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Journal of Instrumentation. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at doi:10.1088/1748-0221/16/02/P02008

PY - 2021/2/5

Y1 - 2021/2/5

N2 - The MicroBooNE continuous readout stream is a parallel readout of the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) which enables detection of non-beam events such as those from a supernova neutrino burst. The low energies of the supernova neutrinos and the intense cosmic-ray background flux due to the near-surface detector location makes triggering on these events very challenging. Instead, MicroBooNE relies on a delayed trigger generated by SNEWS (the Supernova Early Warning System) for detecting supernova neutrinos. The continuous readout of the LArTPC generates large data volumes, and requires the use of real-time compression algorithms (zero suppression and Huffman compression) implemented in an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) in the readout electronics. We present the results of the optimization of the data reduction algorithms, and their operational performance. To demonstrate the capability of the continuous stream to detect low-energy electrons, a sample of Michel electrons from stopping cosmic-ray muons is reconstructed and compared to a similar sample from the lossless triggered readout stream.

AB - The MicroBooNE continuous readout stream is a parallel readout of the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) which enables detection of non-beam events such as those from a supernova neutrino burst. The low energies of the supernova neutrinos and the intense cosmic-ray background flux due to the near-surface detector location makes triggering on these events very challenging. Instead, MicroBooNE relies on a delayed trigger generated by SNEWS (the Supernova Early Warning System) for detecting supernova neutrinos. The continuous readout of the LArTPC generates large data volumes, and requires the use of real-time compression algorithms (zero suppression and Huffman compression) implemented in an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) in the readout electronics. We present the results of the optimization of the data reduction algorithms, and their operational performance. To demonstrate the capability of the continuous stream to detect low-energy electrons, a sample of Michel electrons from stopping cosmic-ray muons is reconstructed and compared to a similar sample from the lossless triggered readout stream.

KW - physics.ins-det

KW - hep-ex

U2 - 10.1088/1748-0221/16/02/P02008

DO - 10.1088/1748-0221/16/02/P02008

M3 - Journal article

VL - 16

JO - Journal of Instrumentation

JF - Journal of Instrumentation

SN - 1748-0221

M1 - P02008

ER -