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MOPMU011 The Design Status of CSNS Experimental Control System controls, EPICS, software, database 446
  • J. Zhuang, Y.P. Chu, L.B. Ding, L. Hu, D.P. Jin, J.J. Li, Y.L. Liu, Y.Q. Liu, Y.H. Zhang, Z.Y. Zhang, K.J. Zhu
    IHEP Beijing, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  To meet the increasing demand from user community, China decided to build a world-class spallation neutron source, called CSNS(China Spallation Neutron Source). It can provide users a neutron scattering platform with high flux, wide wavelength range and high efficiency. CSNS construction is expected to start in 2011 and will last 6.5 years. The control system of CSNS is divided into accelerator control system and experimental control system. CSNS Experimental Control System is based on EPICS architecture, offering device operating and device debug interface, communication between devices, environment monitor, machine and people protection, interface for accelerator system, control system monitor and database service. The all control system is divided into 4 parts, such as front control layer, Epics global control layer, database and network service. The front control layer is based on YOKOGAWA PLC and other controllers. Epics layer provides all system control and information exchange. Embedded PLC YOKOGAWA RP61 is considered used as communication node between front layer and EPICS layer. Database service provides system configuration and historical data. From the experience of BESIII, MySQL is a option. The system will be developed in Dongguan , Guangdong p province and Beijing, so VPN will be used to help development. Now,there are 9 people working on this system. The system design is completed. We are working on a prototype system now.  
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MOPMU020 The Control and Data Acquisition System of the Neutron Instrument BIODIFF controls, detector, TANGO, software 477
  • H. Kleines, M. Drochner, L. Fleischhauer-Fuss, T. E. Schrader, F. Suxdorf, M. Wagener, S. van Waasen
    FZJ, Jülich, Germany
  • A. Ostermann
    TUM/Physik, Garching bei München, Germany
  The Neutron instrument BIODIFF is a single crystal diffractometer for biological macromolecules that has been built in a cooperation of Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Technical University of Munich. It is located at the research reactor FRM-II in Garching, Germany, and is in its commissioning phase, now. The control and data acquisition system of BIODIFF is based on the so-called "Jülich-Munich Standard", a set of standards and technologies commonly accepted at the FRM-II, which is based on the TACO control system developed by the ESRF. In future, it is intended to introduce TANGO at the FRM-II. The Image Plate detector system of BIODIFF is already equipped with a TANGO subsystem that was integrated into the overall TACO instrument control system.  
WEPMS016 Network on Chip Master Control Board for Neutron's Acquisition FPGA, interface, controls, network 1006
  • E. Ruiz-Martinez, T. Mary, P. Mutti, J. Ratel, F. Rey
    ILL, Grenoble, France
  In the neutron scattering instruments at the Institute Laue-Langevin, one of the main challenges for the acquisition control is to generate the suitable signalling for the different modes of neutron acquisition. An inappropriate management could cause loss of information during the course of the experiments and in the subsequent data analysis. It is necessary to define a central element to provide synchronization to the rest of the units. The backbone of the proposed acquisition control system is the denominated master acquisition board. This main board is designed to gather together the modes of neutron acquisition used in the facility, and make it common for all the instruments in a simple, modular and open way, giving the possibility of adding new performances. The complete system also includes a display board and n histogramming modules connected to the neutrons detectors. The master board consists of a VME64X configurable high density I/O connection carrier board based on latest Xilinx Virtex-6T FPGA. The internal architecture of the FPGA is designed as a Network on Chip (NoC) approach. It represents a switch able to communicate efficiently the several resources available in the board (PCI Express, VME64x Master/Slave, DDR3 controllers and user's area). The core of the global signal synchronization is fully implemented in the FPGA, the board has a completely user configurable IO front-end to collect external signals, to process them and to distribute the synchronization control via the bus VME to the others modules involved in the acquisition.  
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THBHMUST03 System Design towards Higher Availability for Large Distributed Control Systems controls, hardware, network, operation 1209
  • S.M. Hartman
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  Funding: SNS is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 for the U.S. Department of Energy
Large distributed control systems for particle accelerators present a complex system engineering challenge. The system, with its significant quantity of components and their complex interactions, must be able to support reliable accelerator operations while providing the flexibility to accommodate changing requirements. System design and architecture focused on required data flow are key to ensuring high control system availability. Using examples from the operational experience of the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, recommendations will be presented for leveraging current technologies to design systems for high availability in future large scale projects.
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THCHAUST03 Common Data Model ; A Unified Layer to Access Data from Data Analysis Point of View detector, framework, synchrotron, data-analysis 1220
  • N. Hauser, T.K. Lam, N. Xiong
    ANSTO, Menai, Australia
  • A. Buteau, M. Ounsy, S. Poirier
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • C. Rodriguez
    ALTEN, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  For almost 20 years, the scientific community of neutrons and synchrotron facilities has been dreaming of using a common data format to be able to exchange experimental results and applications to analyse them. If using HDF5 as a physical container for data quickly raised a large consensus, the big issue is the standardisation of data organisation. By introducing a new level of indirection for data access, the CommonDataModel (CDM) framework offers a solution and allows to split development efforts and responsibilities between institutes. The CDM is made of a core API that accesses data through a data format plugins mechanism and scientific applications definitions (i.e. sets of logically organized keywords defined by scientists for each experimental technique). Using a innovative "mapping" system between applications definitions and physical data organizations, the CDM allows to develop data reduction applications regardless of data files formats AND organisations. Then each institute has to develop data access plugins for its own files formats along with the mapping between application definitions and its own data files organisation. Thus, data reduction applications can be developed from a strictly scientific point of view and are natively able to process data coming from several institutes. A concrete example on a SAXS data reduction application, accessing NeXus and EDF (ESRF Data Format) file will be commented.  
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