This paper presents background measurements performed during special runs with high <i>β*</i> optics at injection energy using ALFA detectors in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Such special runs require specific collimation scheme which reduces beam-induced background. Hence, complex preparation including simulations and tests had to be performed. This document discusses results of tests with different collimation schemes and background measurement during final data taking. In particular one of the runs was devoted to test a new type of collimators based on crystal channeling effect, that were used during physics data taking for the first time at the LHC.
Main aim of the AIDA-2020 project is development of detectors for future accelerators. In FCAL Colaboration
we are working on forward subdetectors for ILC and CLIC accelerators. My team is developing prototype module
which receives data from ADC, provides the data preselection, and transmits them as packages to the data server
for further their analysis. Common prototype is based on AC701 evaluation board which contains Artix-7 FPGA
and is equipped with SMA connectors for gigabit transceivers and ethernet connector. In my talk I will describe
architecture of the device and current state of module development.