Author: Thompson, D.H.
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MOPMS018 New Timing System Development at SNS 358
  • D. Curry
    ORNL RAD, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • X.H. Chen, R. Dickson, S.M. Hartman, D.H. Thompson
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • J. Dedič
    Cosylab, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  The timing system at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) has recently been updated to support the long range production and availability goals of the facility. A redesign of the hardware and software provided us with an opportunity to significantly reduce the complexity of the system as a whole and consolidate the functionality of multiple cards into single units eliminating almost half of our operating components in the field. It also presented a prime opportunity to integrate new system level diagnostics, previously unavailable, for experts and operations. These new tools provide us with a clear image of the health of our distribution links and enhance our ability to quickly identify and isolate errors.