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Title A New Pulse Magnet Control System in the KEK Electron Positron LINAC
  • Y. Enomoto, K. Furukawa, T. Natsui, M. Satoh
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H.S. Saotome
    Kanto Information Service (KIS), Accelerator Group, Ibaraki, Japan
Abstract In 2017, sixty-four pules magnets were installed in the KEK e⁺/e⁻ LINAC for simultaneous injection to four different rings. Since each ring requires different injection energy, magnetic field in the LINAC has to be changed shot by shot (every 20 ms) according to the destination of the beam. To realize such operation, a PXI express based new control system was installed. Each unit, which consists of an event receiver board, a DAC board, and a ADC board, can set and monitor output current up to 8 pulsed power supply in 16 bit resolution. The timing and control system are integrated in that of the LINAC by using Micro-Research Finland's PXI event receiver board. In terms of software, Windows 8.1 and LabVIEW 2016 were mainly adopted to control the hardware. EPICS channel access (CA) protocol was used to communicate with operator's interface panels. In addition to real-time monitoring by EPICS CA and logging by CSS archiver every 10 s, data are logged every shot (every 20 ms) in the text file together with timestamp, shot ID and destination. At present, thirteen units are stably in operation to control 64 magnets. Further installation of the system is planned in 2018.
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Conference IPAC2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (9th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2018 Proccedings
Session MC6 Poster Session
Date 02-May-18   09:00–12:00
Main Classification 06 Beam Instrumentation, Controls, Feedback, and Operational Aspects
Sub Classification T04 Accelerator/Storage Ring Control Systems
Keywords controls, power-supply, EPICS, timing, software
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Shane Koscielniak (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada); Todd Satogata (JLab, Newport News, VA, USA); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Jana Thomson (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
ISBN 978-3-95450-184-7
Published June 2018
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