Author: Zimoch, E.
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THBHAUST03 Purpose and Benefit of Control System Training for Operators 1186
  • E. Zimoch, A. Lüdeke
    Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  The complexity of accelerators is ever increasing and today it is typical that a large number of feedback loops are implemented, based on sophisticated models which describe the underlying physics. Despite this increased complexity the machine operators must still effectively monitor and supervise the desired behaviour of the accelerator. This is not alone sufficient; additionally, the correct operation of the control system must also be verified. This is not always easy since the structure, design, and performance of the control system is usually not visualized and is often hidden to the operator. To better deal with this situation operators need some knowledge of the control system in order to react properly in the case of problems. In this paper we will present the approach of the Paul Scherrer Institute for operator control system training and discuss its benefits.  
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TUDAUST03 Control System in SwissFEL Injector Test Facility 593
  • M. Dach, D. Anicic, D.A. Armstrong, K. Bitterli, H. Brands, P. Chevtsov, F. Haemmerli, M. Heiniger, C.E. Higgs, W. Hugentobler, G. Janser, G. Jud, B. Kalantari, R. Kapeller, T. Korhonen, R.A. Krempaska, M.P. Laznovsky, T. Pal, W. Portmann, D. Vermeulen, E. Zimoch
    Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  The Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL) Test Facility is an important milestone for realization of a new SwissFEL facility. The first beam in the Test Facility was produced on the 24th of August 2010 which inaugurated the operation of the Injector. Since then, beam quality in various aspects has been greatly improved. This paper presents the current status of the Test Facility and is focused on the control system related issues which led to the successful commissioning. In addition, the technical challenges and opportunities in view of the future SwissFEL facility are discussed.  
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