Author: Shelley, F.E.
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MOPMS010 LANSCE Control System Front-End and Infrastructure Hardware Upgrades 343
  • M. Pieck, D. Baros, C.D. Hatch, P.S. Marroquin, P.D. Olivas, F.E. Shelley, D.S. Warren, W. Winton
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: This work has benefited from the use of LANSCE at LANL. This facility is funded by the US DoE and operated by Los Alamos National Security for NSSA, Contract DE-AC52-06NA25396. LA-UR-11-10228
The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) linear accelerator drives user facilities for isotope production, proton radiography, ultra-cold neutrons, weapons neutron research and various sciences using neutron scattering. The LANSCE Control System (LCS), which is in part 30 years old, provides control and data monitoring for most devices in the linac and for some of its associated experimental-area beam lines. In Fiscal Year 2011, the control system went through an upgrade process that affected different areas of the LCS. We improved our network infrastructure and we converted part of our front-end control system hardware to Allen Bradley ControlsLogix 5000 and National Instruments Compact RIO programmable automation controller (PAC). In this paper, we will discuss what we have done, what we have learned about upgrading the existing control system, and how this will affect our future planes.