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QA/QC During the Construction of a Modular Neutrino Detector, NOvA

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A 15 kTon detector is being built at Ash River, MN to record particle interactions from neutrinos generated in a 700kW beam located 810 km away at Fermilab, in Chicago, IL. Assembly of this massive PVC detector is tracked via an enterprise level software system (Java EE) designed to ensure high quality construction. Each of the dozen client stations which are located throughout the detector hall track one of inventory, testing, assembly, filling, and outfitting tasks using a bar code scanner system coupled to a central database. Business logic is injected throughout to ensure procedures and to restrict failed processes. Remote monitoring and reporting is provided via a web-interface. A crew of forty will work in either of two ten hour daily shifts, four days per week through 2014 when the installation of the NOvA Far Detector is scheduled to for completion. A similarly designed Near Detector will be built in parallel to NuMI beam upgrades at Fermilab which begin later this year. In this talk the NOvA QA/QC system being deployed at Ash River will be described.

This poster was presented at the Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics conference at La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy on 20-26 May 2012.


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