02 offline QA of BSMD pp 500, ver1 (Willie+Jan)


 BSMD QA algorithm and results for pp 500, tune optimized for high energy  energy response

  1. QA method, details are given in Willie's blog
    Fig 1. Typical good/bad strips from the E-plane and with wide pedestals. 
    • Input: all available events from fills 10399, 10402, 10403, 10404, 10407, 10412, 10415 added together
    • evaluate shape of pedestal residua for  NZS data captured on-line by Willie's daq reader  (Blue filled histo)
    • evaluate yield in high energy range (ADC ~300,500,800) using ZS data from L2W triggered events (Magenta line-only)
    • ignored: satellite spikes around  pedestal at ADC ~32, those come from correlated noise and (most likely) such events will be discarded.
    • Example of such spectra for few strips is shown in fig 1.
    • Encoding of BSMD status bits extends existing convention to use LSB=1 for good strips and LSB=0 for bad strips. We used bits 1,2,3 to tag pedestal problems and bits 5,6,7 to tag yield problems. 
    • More plots with individual strips is in attachment A,B,C,D.
  2. Bad strip is defined as having : bad pedestal or god pedestal but no yield above it.

    Fig 2. Distribution of bad strips from both planes, details about each plane separately is in attachment E.
  3. The remaining issues:
    1. of tagging 'spiked' events (or modules?) needs to be investigated.
    2. study time dependence
  4. For the reference this directory contains PDF files with plots from all 120 BSMD modules.


Fig 3. # of bad strips per module.