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https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THPHA063
Title Status of the CLARA Control System
Authors
  • G. Cox, R.F. Clarke, M.D. Hancock, P.W. Heath, N. Knowles, B.G. Martlew, A. Oatespresenter, P.H. Owens, W. Smith, J.T.G. Wilson
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • S. Kinder
    DSoFt Solutions Ltd, Warrington, United Kingdom
Abstract STFC Daresbury Laboratory has recently commissioned Phase 1 of CLARA (Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications) [1], a novel FEL (Free Electron Laser) test facility focussed on the generation of ultra-short photon pulses of coherent light with high levels of stability and synchronisation. The main motivation for CLARA is to test new FEL schemes that can later be implemented on existing and future short wavelength FELs. Particular focus will be on ultra-short pulse generation, pulse stability, and synchronisation with external sources. Knowledge gained from the development and operation of CLARA will inform the aims and design of a future UK-XFEL. The control system for CLARA is a distributed control system based upon the EPICS software framework. The control system builds on experience gained from previous EPICS based facilities at Daresbury including ALICE (formerly ERLP) [2] and VELA [3]. This paper presents the current status of the CLARA control system and discusses the systems deployed for Phase 1 and future plans for later phases.
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Poster Session
Date 12-Oct-17   16:45–19:00
Main Classification Project Status Reports
Keywords ion, controls, EPICS, FEL, timing
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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