MOMMU —  Mini Orals B   (10-Oct-11   17:00—17:30)
Chair: R. Wilcke, ESRF, Grenoble, France
Paper Title Page
MOMMU001 Extending Alarm Handling in Tango 63
  • S. Rubio-Manrique, F. Becheri, D.F.C. Fernández-Carreiras, J. Klora, L. Krause, A. Milán Otero, Z. Reszela, P. Skorek
    CELLS-ALBA Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  This paper describes the alarm system developed at Alba Synchrotron, built on Tango Control System. It describes the tools used for configuration and visualization, its integration in user interfaces and its approach to alarm specification; either assigning discrete Alarm/Warning levels or allowing versatile logic rules in Python. This paper also covers the life cycle of the alarm (triggering, logging, notification, explanation and acknowledge) and the automatic control actions that can be triggered by the alarms.  
slides icon Slides MOMMU001 [1.119 MB]  
poster icon Poster MOMMU001 [2.036 MB]  
MOMMU002 NFC Like Wireless Technology for Monitoring Purposes in Scientific/Industrial Facilities 66
  • I. Badillo, M. Eguiraun
    ESS-Bilbao, Zamudio, Spain
  • J. Jugo
    University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bilbao, Spain
  Funding: The present work is supported by the Basque Government and Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Wireless technologies are becoming more and more used in large industrial and scientific facilities like particle accelerators for facilitating the monitoring and indeed sensing in these kind of large environments. Cabled equipment means little flexibility in placement and is very expensive in both money an effort whenever reorganization or new installation is needed. So, when cabling is not really needed for performance reasons wireless monitoring and control is a good option, due to the speed of implementation. There are several wireless flavors to choose, as Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiFi, etc. depending on the requirements of each specific application. In this work a wireless monitoring system for EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) is presented, where desired control system variables are acquired over the network and published in a mobile device, allowing the operator to check process variables everywhere the signal spreads. In this approach, a Python based server will be continuously getting EPICS Process Variables via Channel Access protocol and sending them through a WiFi standard 802.11 network using ICE middleware. ICE is a toolkit oriented to build distributed applications. Finally the mobile device will read the data and show it to the operator. The security of the communication can be assured by means of a weak wireless signal, following the same idea as in NFC, but for more large distances. With this approach, local monitoring and control applications, as for example a vacuum control system for several pumps, are easily implemented.
slides icon Slides MOMMU002 [0.309 MB]  
poster icon Poster MOMMU002 [7.243 MB]  
MOMMU003 Aperture Meter for the Large Hadron Collider 70
  • G.J. Müller, K. Fuchsberger, S. Redaelli
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The control of the high intensity beams of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is particular challenging and requires a good modeling of the machine and monitoring of various machine parameters. During operation it is crucial to ensure a minimal distance between the beam edge and the aperture of sensitive equipment, e.g. the superconducting magnets, which in all cases must be in the shadow of the collimators that protect the machine. Possible dangerous situations must be detected as soon as possible. In order to provide the operator with information about the current machine bottlenecks an aperture meter application was developed based on the LHC online modeling toolchain. The calculation of available free aperture takes into account the best available optics and aperture model as well as the relevant beam measurements. This paper describes the design and integration of this application into the control environment and presents results of the usage in daily operation and from validation measurements.  
slides icon Slides MOMMU003 [0.565 MB]  
poster icon Poster MOMMU003 [0.694 MB]  
MOMMU005 Stabilization and Positioning of CLIC Quadrupole Magnets with sub-Nanometre Resolution 74
  • S.M. Janssens, K. Artoos, C.G.R.L. Collette, M. Esposito, P. Fernandez Carmona, M. Guinchard, C. Hauviller, A.M. Kuzmin, R. Leuxe, R. Morón Ballester
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Funding: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission under the FP7 Research Infrastructures project EuCARD, grant agreement no.227579
To reach the required luminosity at the CLIC interaction point, about 2000 quadrupoles along each linear collider are needed to obtain a vertical beam size of 1 nm at the interaction point. Active mechanical stabilization is required to limit the vibrations of the magnetic axis to the nanometre level in a frequency range from 1 to 100 Hz. The approach of a stiff actuator support was chosen to isolate from ground motion and technical vibrations acting directly on the quadrupoles. The actuators can also reposition the quadrupoles between beam pulses with nanometre resolution. A first conceptual design of the active stabilization and nano positioning based on the stiff support and seismometers was validated in models and experimentally demonstrated on test benches. Lessons learnt from the test benches and information from integrated luminosity simulations using measured stabilization transfer functions lead to improvements of the actuating support, the sensors used and the system controller. The controller electronics were customized to improve performance and to reduce cost, size and power consumption. The outcome of this R&D is implemented in the design of the first prototype of a stabilized CLIC quadrupole magnet.
slides icon Slides MOMMU005 [1.046 MB]  
poster icon Poster MOMMU005 [1.551 MB]  
MOMMU009 Upgrade of the Server Architecture for the Accelerator Control System at the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center 78
  • J.M. Mosthaf, Th. Haberer, S. Hanke, K. Höppner, A. Peters, S. Stumpf
    HIT, Heidelberg, Germany
  The Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center (HIT) is a heavy ion accelerator facility located at the Heidelberg university hospital and intended for cancer treatment with heavy ions and protons. It provides three treatment rooms for therapy of which two using horizontal beam nozzles are in use and the unique gantry with a 360° rotating beam port is currently under commissioning. The proprietary accelerator control system runs on several classical server machines, including a main control server, a database server running Oracle, a device settings modeling server (DSM) and several gateway servers for auxiliary system control. As the load on some of the main systems, especially the database and DSM servers, has become very high in terms of CPU and I/O load, a change to a more up to date blade server enclosure with four redundant blades and a 10Gbit internal network architecture has been decided. Due to budgetary reasons, this enclosure will at first only replace the main control, database and DVM servers and consolidate some of the services now running on auxiliary servers. The internal configurable network will improve the communication between servers and database. As all blades in the enclosure are configured identically, one dedicated spare blade is used to provide redundancy in case of hardware failure. Additionally we plan to use virtualization software to further improve redundancy and consolidate the services running on gateways and to make dynamic load balancing available to account for different performance needs e.g. in commissioning or therapy use of the accelerator.  
slides icon Slides MOMMU009 [0.233 MB]  
poster icon Poster MOMMU009 [1.132 MB]  
MOMMU012 A Digital Base-band RF Control System 82
  • M. Konrad, U. Bonnes, C. Burandt, R. Eichhorn, J. Enders, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  Funding: Supported by DFG through CRC 634.
The analog RF control system of the S-DALINAC has been replaced by a new digital system. The new hardware consists of an RF module and an FPGA board that have been developed in-house. A self-developed CPU implemented in the FPGA executing the control algorithm allows to change the algorithm without time-consuming synthesis. Another micro-controller connects the FPGA board to a standard PC server via CAN bus. This connection is used to adjust control parameters as well as to send commands from the RF control system to the cavity tuner power supplies. The PC runs Linux and an EPICS IOC. The latter is connected to the CAN bus with a device support that uses the SocketCAN network stack included in recent Linux kernels making the IOC independent of the CAN controller hardware. A diagnostic server streams signals from the FPGAs to clients on the network. Clients used for diagnosis include a software oscilloscope as well as a software spectrum analyzer. The parameters of the controllers can be changed with Control System Studio. We will present the architecture of the RF control system as well as the functionality of its components from a control system developers point of view.
slides icon Slides MOMMU012 [0.087 MB]  
poster icon Poster MOMMU012 [33.544 MB]