How do I Access Unpacked Raw Data?
The first part of this file applies to counter systems.
The second part applies to drift and straw chamber data.
To DUMP all the TDC/ADC/LAT hits on a given event, put the
following line in stage 5 (or later) of the offline job:
$DUMP EVUTDC(6); $DUMP EVUADC(6); $DUMP EVULAT(6);
This works for COUNTER systems only, not WIREs. The "6"
refers to FORTRAN UNIT 6, the printer (STDOUT).
The following shows how to access individual channels.
This example was prepared for the TSC group. The same
principle works for all the counter systems, replacing
the $$TSC macro with $$CER, $$MHO, $$PBG or $$MRG. These
Mortran MACROs are defined in file latmac.mortmac and are
automatically available to all subroutines you may write.
The TSC has only FTDCs. One makes the following replacements
to apply the explanation to FADCs or LATches:
FTDC: /EVUTDC/ ITDCUT IPTTUX
FADC: /EVUADC/ IADCUA IPTAUX
LAT: /EVULAT/ ILATUL IPTLUX
COMMON/EVUTDC/ contains the TSC FTDCs in a fixed length
array ITDCUT. If you want to know the FTDC value read
out of TSC channel #93, you find it in:
ITDCUT is an integer in the range 0-255. 255 means
overflow. ITDCUT(i)=-1 for any channel(i) not read out.
The offset variable IPTTUX is found in COMMON/IDXUCT/,
which must be included in the code, along with /EVUTDC/.
The COMMON/IDXRAW/ defines the order in which
TDC channels are unpacked into ITDCUT. You need to know
this order before you can write a new COMMON/IDXTSC/ to
map the TSC channel into TSC tube number. The order for
the 1993 Engineering Run is:
crate 27, region 0, TSC1: LXU,LXB, 64 channels
crate 27, region 1, TSC1: RXU,RXB, 64 channels
crate 25, region 2, TSC2: LXU,LXB, 64 channels
crate 25, region 0, TSC2: RXU,RXB, 64 channels
crate 25, region 3, TSC2: LY , 64 channels
crate 25, region 1, TSC2: RY , 64 channels
Here the crate and region numbers are the HARDWARE nos.
You see that the 6 TSC modules are in a semi-reasonable
order in ITDCUT, but the channels are still scrambled
within each module. COMMON/IDXTSC/ needs to address
that intra-module scrambling.
Drift and Straw Chambers:
To dump all the WIRE hits on a given event to the printer,
add this line in stage 5 or later:
Here's how to access individual channels:
For the DCH (Drift Chamber) and SDC (Straw Tracking
Chamber) data the hits are unpacked into a variable
length array IHITUW(4,ihit) in COMMON/EVUWIR/. The
NHPPUW(icr) array contains the number of hits in each
crate-region. The IOPPUW(icr) array contains the index offset
of each crate-region's hits in the IHITUW(,ihit) array. The
COMMON/IDXRAW/ gives the correspondence between WIRE PLANE
and crate/region in COMMON/EVUWIR/. Currently /EVUWIR/ has
space for 30 crate-regions, corresponding to 22 planes.