Author: Normand, G.
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MOPMN016 The Spiral2 Radiofrequency Command Control 274
  • D.T. Touchard, C. Berthe, P. Gillette, M. Lechartier, E. Lécorché, G. Normand
    GANIL, Caen, France
  • Y. Lussignol, D. Uriot
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  Mainly for carrying out nuclear physics experiences, the SPIRAL2 facility based at Caen in France will aim to provide new radioactive rare ion or high intensity stable ion beams. The driver accelerator uses several radiofrequency systems: RFQ, buncher and superconducting cavities, driven by independent amplifiers and controlled by digital electronics. This low level radiofrequency subsystem is integrated into a regulated loop driven by the control system. A test of a whole system is foreseen to define and check the computer control interface and applications. This paper describes the interfaces to the different RF equipment into the EPICS based computer control system. CSS supervision and foreseen high level tuning XAL/JAVA based applications are also considered.  
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MOPMN029 Spiral2 Control Command: First High-level Java Applications Based on the OPEN-XAL Library 308
  • P. Gillette, E. Lemaître, G. Normand, L. Philippe
    GANIL, Caen, France
  The Radioactive Ions Beam SPIRAL2 facility will be based on a supra-conducting driver providing deuterons or heavy ions beams at different energies and intensities. Using then the ISOLD method, exotic nuclei beams will be sent either to new physics facilities or to the existing GANIL experimental areas. To tune this large range of beams, high-level applications will be mainly developed in Java language. The choice of the OPEN-XAL application framework, developed at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), has proven to be very efficient and greatly helps us to design our first software pieces to tune the accelerator. The first part of this paper presents some new applications: "Minimisation" which aims at optimizing a section of the accelerator; a general purpose software named "Hook" for interacting with equipment of any kind; and an application called "Profils" to visualize and control the Spiral2 beam wire harps. As tuning operation has to deal with configuration and archiving issues, databases are an effective way to manage data. Therefore, two databases are being developed to address these problems for the SPIRAL2 command control: one is in charge of device configuration upstream the Epics databases while another one is in charge of accelerator configuration (lattice, optics and set of values). The last part of this paper aims at describing these databases and how java applications will interact with them.  
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