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Title Interface Between EPICS and ADO
  • A. Sukhanov, J.P. Jamilkowski, A. Marusic
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
Abstract EPICS is widely used software infrastructure to control Particle Accelerators, its Channel Access (CA) network protocol for communication with Input/Output Controllers (IOCs) is easy to implement in hardware. Many vendors provide CA support for their devices. The RHIC Control System provides control of more than 400, 000 parameters through Accelerator Data Objects (ADO) software abstraction layer. In this paper we present software bridge, which allows to cross-communicate between ADO and EPICS devices. It consists of two separate programs: an ADO manager, which hosts the ADO parameters and executes caput() request to modify EPICS PV when parameter is changed; and an epics2ado program which monitors the EPICS PVs and notifies the ADO manager. This approach have been implemented in integration of the NSLSII PSC hardware interface into RHIC Controls System.
Funding Work supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-SC0012704 with the U.S. Department of Energy.
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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 10-Oct-17   16:45–19:00
Main Classification Integrating Diverse Systems
Keywords EPICS, ion, controls, software, interface
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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