Data acquisition software

The NPG has many years experience in the design and production of Data Acquisition software systems for Nuclear Physics.

Our data acquisition software is known as MIDAS, the Multi Instance Data Acquisition System. It is a modular, object-based software system consisting of both the Graphical User Interface and the hardware control servers.

MIDAS started as the data acquisition & electronics control software for Eurogam. Following this it has been continuously developed, taking advantage of new technologies and techniques as they have become available. It was originally based on a client-server model using Sun RPC. Although this is still used, we make increasing use of SOAP based web services provided by servers running Linux in embedded processors.

For further information see the MIDAS web page (link opens in a new window).

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