Kurt Biery

Kurt Biery Kurt Biery, head of the Real-Time Software Infrastructure Department, wrote this column. Whether an experiment at Fermilab is carried out through a short exposure of a prototype detector to a particle beam or a multiyear run of a large detector with hundreds of thousands of data taking channels, they all need data acquisition systems to collect their data. The primary purpose of such a system is to convert the signals from the detector components into digital data, organize…