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https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-WEBPL06
Title Sardana Based Continuous Scans at ALBA - Current Status
Authors
  • Z. Reszela, F. Becheri, G. Cuní, C. Falcon-Torres, D. Fernández-Carreiras, R. Homs-Puron, J. Moldes, C. Pascual-Izarra, R. Pastor Ortiz, D. Roldán, M. Rosanes Siscart
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Abstract A significant part of the experiments run at Alba Synchrotron* involve scans. The continuous scans were developed first ad hoc and latter the controls group dedicated important efforts to standardize them across the Alba instruments, enhancing the overall performance and allowing the users to better exploit the beamtime**. Sardana***, the experiment control software used at Alba, among other features, aims to provide a generic way of programming and executing continuous scans. This development just achieved a major milestone - an official version with a stable API. Recently the Alba instruments were successfully upgraded to profit from this release. In this paper we describe the evolution of these setups as well as the new continuous scan applications run at Alba. On the one hand, the most relevant hardware solutions are presented and assessed. On the other hand the Sardana software is evaluated in terms of its utility in building the continuous scans setups. Finally we discuss the future improvements plan designed to satisfy the ever-increasing requirements of the scientists.
Footnotes & References * http://www.albasynchrotron.es
** Z. Reszela et al. 'Implementation of Continuous Scans Used in Beamline Experiments at Alba Synchrotron', ICALEPCS2013
*** http://www.sardana-controls.org
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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 Experiment Control 1
Date 11-Oct-17   10:45–12:30
Main Classification Experiment Control
Keywords ion, controls, experiment, software, hardware
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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