Add convenience interface for frequent special runs
The GEM DAQ software user should be able to easily configure the system to take special runs, such as those with low
THR_ARM_DAC (i.e. 0 or 1). Modifying the VFAT configuration is not really an option for frequent operations; it is highly manual and error-prone. Such a feature is an important step for the GEM DOC to participate more actively in the data-taking activities.
Multiple ideas come to mind:
- Use the threshold scan with appropriate parameters. This is error-prone and requires modification in the DPG workflow.
- Add a new kind of scan. This requires modification in the DPG workflow.
- Allow the user to override some relevant parameters (for now the
Option 3 would be preferred since the impact is minimal.