Analysis of the beam test data collected at CERN Proton Synchrotron Facility
In this bachelor research project the trigger system of the FOCAL prototype detector is studied in detail and the data, gathered at the Proton Synchrotron beam test (September 2014), is analysed for data quality checks and the study of hadronic shower production for both pions and protons. During the beam test a flat cable, carrying trigger information, was damaged. This data is reconstructed to make analysis possible. There also were unknown patterns found in the trigger data that was studied in more detail in an attempt to increase the efficiency of the detector. The study of hadronic showers does not result in any conclusions because the expected shower characteristics are not found in the data. Also some data quality issues remain unresolved and prevent proper study of the hadronic showers.