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AI Driven Experiment Calibration and Control

May 9, 2023, 12:15 PM
Marriott Ballroom V-VI (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Marriott Ballroom V-VI

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Oral Track 2 - Online Computing Track 2 - Online Computing


Britton, Thomas (JLab)


One critical step on the path from data taking to physics analysis is calibration. For many experiments this step is both time consuming and computationally expensive. The AI Experimental Calibration and Control project seeks to address these issues, starting first with the GlueX Central Drift Chamber (CDC). We demonstrate the ability of a Gaussian Process to estimate the gain correction factor (GCF) of the GlueX CDC accurately, and also the uncertainty of this estimate. Using the estimated GCF, the developed system infers a new high voltage (HV) setting that stabilizes the GCF in the face of changing environmental conditions. This happens in near real time during data taking and produces data which are already approximately gain-calibrated, eliminating the cost of performing those calibrations which vary by up to 30% with fixed HV. We also demonstrate an implementation of an uncertainty aware system which exploits a key feature of a Gaussian process.

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