Year of Publication

2006

Document Type

Thesis

College

Engineering

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Mukesh Singhal

Abstract

I designed, developed and deployed a data acquisition (DAQ) system to meet the needsof the "??Lan" nuclear physics experiment. The main goal of the experiment is to measurethe positive muon lifetime to a precision of 1 part per million. This represents more thanan order of magnitude increase in precision beyond the current world average. The DAQdesign is motivated by very high data rate this experiment will produce. This experimentis being performed with the proton accelerator at Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen,Switzerland. I have setup a mock experimental setup at the University of Kentucky. Thedesign and development of the DAQ software was conducted using this mock setup andwas deployed at Paul Scherrer Institut in the fall 2005.

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