F. Wickens

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The tracking resolution and vertex finding capabilities of the SLD experiment depend upon a precise knowledge of the location and orientation of the 96 elements of the SLD pixel vertex detector (VXD3) in 3D space. At the heart of the deterministic procedure described here to align the 96 CCDs is the matrix inversion technique of singular value decomposition(More)
We present the first study of rapidity gaps in ee annihilations, using Z decays collected by the SLD experiment at SLAC. Our measured rapidity gap spectra fall exponentially with increasing gap size over five decades, and we observe no anomalous class of events containing large gaps. This supports the interpretation of the large-gap events measured in pp(More)
The DataCollection is a subsystem of the ATLAS Trigger and DAQ system. It is responsible for the movement of event data from the ReadOut subsystem to the Second Level Trigger and to the Event Filter. This functionality is distributed on several software applications running on Linux PCs interconnected with Gigabit Ethernet. For the design and implementation(More)
The tracking resolution and vertex finding capabilities of the SLD experiment depended upon a precise knowledge of the location and orientation of the elements of the SLD pixel vertex detector (VXD3) in 3D space. At the heart of the procedure described here to align the 96 CCDs is the matrix inversion technique of singular value rections from the track data(More)
Event data from proton-proton collisions at the LHC will be selected by the ATLAS experiment in a three level trigger system, which reduces the initial bunch crossing rate of 40 MHz at its first two trigger levels (LVL1+LVL2) to ∼ 3 kHz. At this rate the Event-Builder collects the data from all Read-Out system Manuscript received May 11, 2007. H.P. Beck is(More)
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