ROC West Door Project

Added by Harry Ferguson almost 4 years ago

The ROC West Door replacement is complete.
We have two operating doors to ROC West.
  • Please remember to carry your Fermi Lab ID which will be required for entry, the card readers are operational.****

Network redundancy project begins

Added by Harry Ferguson about 4 years ago

The first phase of the network redundancy project is complete as of Thursday 05/26/2016.
The computer networking group has changed the management interfaces on the two switches in ROC West.

1). Transfer VOIP phones (3 of the existing phones that have low usage) to new network. This will be accomplished in ~ 2 weeks
2). Transfer remaining VOIP phones to new network ~ 3 weeks
3.) Transfer 4-PolyCom systems to new network ~3 weeks
4.) Workout schedule with experiments at very beginning of shut down for their equipment in ROC west to be given new IP addresses and moved over to new network for testing prior to shutting down/changes in experiment.

ANNIE is taking shifts from ROC West

Added by Harry Ferguson about 4 years ago


Neutron tagging in Gadolinium-doped water may play a significant role in reducing backgrounds from atmospheric neutrinos in next generation proton-decay searches using Megaton-scale Water Cherenkov detectors. Similar techniques might also be useful in the detection of Supernova neutrinos. Accurate determination of neutron tagging efficiencies will require a detailed understanding of the number of neutrons produced by neutrino interactions in water, as a function of momentum transferred. This is the homepage for the proposed Atmospheric Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE), designed to measure the neutron yield of atmospheric neutrino interactions in gadolinium-doped water. Another significant purpose of this experiment is to provide a test-bed for novel water cherenkov detector R&D. One important component of the ANNIE design is the use of precision timing to localize interaction vertices in the small fiducial volume of the detector. To achieve this, we propose to use early prototypes of LAPPDs (Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors), now in the commercialization phase


Added by Harry Ferguson over 4 years ago

The MINERVA experiment will discontinue all OWL shifts.
The "owl shifter" assigned responsibilities will not begin until 06:00 CT, at which point they do various checklists and data-quality checks of the data collected overnight. The scheme will be a "watchdog" process which notifies experts in the case of DAQ issues during the typical Owl shift.


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