Keyword: pick-up
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MOPMU001 Software and Capabilities of the Beam Position Measurement System for Novosibirsk Free Electron Laser electron, FEL, controls, software 422
  • S.S. Serednyakov, E.N. Dementyev, A.S. Medvedko, E. Shubin, V.G. Tcheskidov, N. Vinokurov
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  The system that measures the electron beam position in Novosibirsk free electron laser with the application of electrostatic pick-up electrodes is described. The measuring hardware and main principles of measurement are considered. The capabilities and different operation modes of this system are described. In particular, the option of simultaneous detection of accelerated and decelerated electron beams at one pick-up station is considered. Besides, the operational features of this system at different modes of FEL performance (the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd stages) are mentioned.  
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WEPKS026 A C/C++ Build System Based on Maven for the LHC Controls System target, controls, Linux, framework 848
  • J. Nguyen Xuan, B. Copy, M. Dönszelmann
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The CERN accelerator controls system, mainly written in Java and C/C++, consists nowadays of 50 projects and 150 active developers. The controls group has decided to unify the development process and standards (e.g. project layout) using Apache Maven and Sonatype Nexus. Maven is the de-facto build tool for Java, it deals with versioning and dependency management, whereas Nexus is a repository manager. C/C++ developers were struggling to keep their dependencies on other CERN projects, as no versioning was applied, the libraries have to be compiled and available for several platforms and architectures, and finally there was no dependency management mechanism. This results in very complex Makefiles which were difficult to maintain. Even if Maven is primarily designed for Java, a plugin (Maven NAR [1]) adapts the build process for native programming languages for different operating systems and platforms. However C/C++ developers were not keen to abandon their current Makefiles. Hence our approach was to combine the best of the two worlds: NAR/Nexus and Makefiles. Maven NAR manages the dependencies, the versioning and creates a file with the linker and compiler options to include the dependencies. The Makefiles carry the build process to generate the binaries. Finally the resulting artifacts (binaries, header files, metadata) are versioned and stored in a central Nexus repository. Early experiments were conducted in the scope of the controls group's Testbed. Some existing projects have been successfully converted to this solution and some starting projects use this implementation.
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WEPMU012 First Experiences of Beam Presence Detection Based on Dedicated Beam Position Monitors operation, injection, extraction, instrumentation 1081
  • A. Jalal, S. Gabourin, M. Gasior, B. Todd
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  High intensity particle beam injection into the LHC is only permitted when a low intensity pilot beam is already circulating in the LHC. This requirement addresses some of the risks associated with high intensity injection, and is enforced by a so-called Beam Presence Flag (BPF) system which is part of the interlock chain between the LHC and its injector complex. For the 2010 LHC run, the detection of the presence of this pilot beam was implemented using the LHC Fast Beam Current Transformer (FBCT) system. However, the primary function of the FBCTs, that is reliable measurement of beam currents, did not allow the BPF system to satisfy all quality requirements of the LHC Machine Protection System (MPS). Safety requirements associated with high intensity injections triggered the development of a dedicated system, based on Beam Position Monitors (BPM). This system was meant to work first in parallel with the FBCT BPF system and eventually replace it. At the end of 2010 and in 2011, this new BPF implementation based on BPMs was designed, built, tested and deployed. This paper reviews both the FBCT and BPM implementation of the BPF system, outlining the changes during the transition period. The paper briefly describes the testing methods, focuses on the results obtained from the tests performed during the end of 2010 LHC run and shows the changes made for the BPM BPF system deployment in LHC in 2011.