The Scientific Computing Division (SCD) designs, develops and maintains hardware, firmware and software solutions for HEP and Astrophysics experiments in the areas of data acquisition (DAQ) and real-time systems. We leverage our experience with electrical engineering, software development and physics to develop integrated DAQ solutions. We collaborate with members of muon and neutrino, collider and astrophysics experiments.
Our ready-to-use DAQ system is called otsdaq (off-the-shelf data acquisition). This system provides off-the-shelf firmware and software components that work with inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware for data readout and other DAQ functions. One of the goals of the otsdaq project is to provide integrated readout of multiple existing particle detectors at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility (FTBF) with the detectors-under-test provided by experimenters. We expect that this integration will provide increased value to FTBF users.