MOPMU —  Poster   (10-Oct-11   16:30—18:00)
Chair: J.M. Meyer, ESRF, Grenoble, France
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MOPMU001 Software and Capabilities of the Beam Position Measurement System for Novosibirsk Free Electron Laser 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.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU001 [0.339 MB]  
MOPMU002 Progress of the TPS Control System Development 425
  • J. Chen, Y.-T. Chang, Y.K. Chen, Y.-S. Cheng, P.C. Chiu, K.T. Hsu, S.Y. Hsu, K.H. Hu, C.H. Kuo, D. Lee, C.Y. Liao, Y.R. Pan, C.-J. Wang, C.Y. Wu
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  The Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) is a low-emittance 3-GeV synchrotron light source which is in construction on the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) campus. The control system for the TPS is based upon EPICS framework. The standard hardware and software components have been defined. The prototype of various subsystems is on going. The event based timing system has been adopted. The power supply control interface accompanied with orbit feedback support have also been defined. The machine protection system is in design phase. Integration with the linear accelerator system which are installed and commissioned at temporary site for acceptance test has already been done. The interface to various systems is still on going. The infrastructures of high level and low level software are on going. Progress will be summarized in the report.  
MOPMU005 Overview of the Spiral2 Control System Progress 429
  • E. Lécorché, P. Gillette, C.H. Haquin, E. Lemaître, L. Philippe, D.T. Touchard
    GANIL, Caen, France
  • J.F. Denis, F. Gougnaud, J.-F. Gournay, Y. Lussignol, P. Mattei
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  • P.G. Graehling, J.H. Hosselet, C. Maazouzi
    IPHC, Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
  Spiral2 whose construction physically started at the beginning of this year at Ganil (Caen, France) will be a new Radioactive Ion Beams facility to extend scientific knowledge in nuclear physics, astrophysics and interdisciplinary researches. The project consists of a high intensity multi-ion accelerator driver delivering beams to a high power production system to generate the Radioactive Ion Beams being then post-accelerated and used within the existing Ganil complex. Resulting from the collaboration between several laboratories, Epics has been adopted as the standard framework for the control command system. At the lower level, pieces of equipment are handled through VME/VxWorks chassis or directly interfaced using the Modbus/TCP protocol; also, Siemens programmable logic controllers are tightly coupled to the control system, being in charge of specific devices or hardware safety systems. The graphical user interface layer integrates both some standard Epics client tools (EDM, CSS under evaluation, etc …) and specific high level applications written in Java, also deriving developments from the Xal framework. Relational databases are involved into the control system for equipment configuration (foreseen), machine representation and configuration, CSS archivers (under evaluation) and Irmis (mainly for process variable description). The first components of the Spiral2 control system are now used in operation within the context of the ion and deuteron sources test platforms. The paper also describes how software development and sharing is managed within the collaboration.  
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MOPMU006 The Commissioning of the Control System of the Accelerators and Beamlines at the Alba Synchrotron 432
  • D.F.C. Fernández-Carreiras, F. Becheri, S. Blanch, A. Camps, T.M. Coutinho, G. Cuní, J.V. Gigante, J.J. Jamroz, J. Klora, J. Lidón-Simon, O. Matilla, J. Metge, A. Milán, J. Moldes, R. Montaño, M. Niegowski, C. Pascual-Izarra, S. Pusó, Z. Reszela, A. Rubio, S. Rubio-Manrique, A. Ruz
    CELLS-ALBA Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  Alba is a third generation synchrotron located near Barcelona in Spain. The final commissioning of all accelerators and beamlines started the 8th of March 2011. The Alba control system is based on the middle layer and tools provided by TANGO. It extensively uses the Sardana Framework, including the Taurus graphical toolkit, based on Python and Qt. The control system of Alba is highly distributed. The design choices made five years ago, have been validated during the commissioning. Alba uses extensively Ethernet as a Fieldbus, and combines diskless machines running Tango on Linux and Windows, with specific hardware based in FPGA and fiber optics for fast real time transmissions and synchronizations. B&R PLCs, robust, reliable and cost-effective are widely used in the different components of the machine protection system. In order to match the requirements in terms of speed, these PLCs are sometimes combined with the MRF Timing for the fast interlocks. This paper describes the design, requirements, challenges and the lessons learnt in the installation and commissioning of the control system.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU006 [24.241 MB]  
MOPMU007 ISHN Ion Source Control System Overview 436
  • M. Eguiraun, I. Arredondo, J. Feuchtwanger, G. Harper, M. del Campo
    ESS-Bilbao, Zamudio, Spain
  • J. Jugo
    University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bilbao, Spain
  • S. Varnasseri
    ESS Bilbao, LEIOA, Spain
  Funding: The present work is supported by the Basque Government and Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
ISHN project consists of a Penning ion source which will deliver up to 65mA of H beam pulsed at 50 Hz with a diagnostics vessel for beam testing purposes. The present work analyzes the control system of this research facility. The main devices of ISHN are the power supplies for high density plasma generation and beam extraction, the H2 supply and Cesium heating system, plus refrigeration, vacuum and monitoring devices. The control system implemented with LabVIEW is based on PXI systems from National Instruments, using two PXI chassis connected through a dedicated fiber optic link between HV platform and ground. Source operation is managed by a real time processor at ground, while additional tasks are performed by means of an FPGA located at HV. The real time system manages the control loop of heaters, the H2 pulsed supply for a stable pressure in the plasma chamber, data acquisition from several diagnostics and sensors and the communication with the control room. The FPGA generates the triggers for the different power supplies and H2 flow as well as some data acquisition at high voltage. A PLC is in charge of the vacuum control (two double stage pumps and two turbo pumps), and it is completely independent of the source operation for avoiding risky failures. A dedicated safety PLC is installed to handle personnel safety issues. Current running diagnostics are, ACCT, DCCT, Faraday Cup and a pepperpot. In addition, a MySQL database stores the whole operation parameters while source is running. The aim is to test and train in accelerator technologies for future developments.
poster icon Poster MOPMU007 [1.382 MB]  
MOPMU008 Solaris Project Status and Challenges 439
  • P.P. Goryl, C.J. Bocchetta, K. Królas, M. Młynarczyk, R. Nietubyć, M.J. Stankiewicz, P.S. Tracz, Ł. Walczak, A.I. Wawrzyniak
    Solaris, Krakow, Poland
  • K. Larsson, D.P. Spruce
    MAX-lab, Lund, Sweden
  Funding: Work supported by the European Regional Development Fund within the frame of the Innovative Economy Operational Program: POIG.02.01.00-12-213/09
The Polish synchrotron radiation facility, Solaris, is being built in Krakow. The project is strongly linked to the MAX-IV project and the 1.5 GeV storage ring. A overview will be given of activities and of the control system and will outline the similarities and differences between the two machines.
poster icon Poster MOPMU008 [11.197 MB]  
MOPMU009 The Diamond Control System: Five Years of Operations 442
  • M.T. Heron
    Diamond, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  Commissioning of the Diamond Light Source accelerators began in 2005, with routine operation of the storage ring commencing in 2006 and photon beamline operation in January 2007. Since then the Diamond control system has provided a single interface and abstraction to (nearly) all the equipment required to operate the accelerators and beamlines. It now supports the three accelerators and a suite of twenty photon beamlines and experiment stations. This paper presents an analysis of the operation of the control system and further considers the developments that have taken place in the light of operational experience over this period.  
MOPMU011 The Design Status of CSNS Experimental Control System 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.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU011 [0.224 MB]  
MOPMU012 The Local Control System of an Undulator Cell for the European XFEL 450
  • S. Karabekyan, R. Pannier, J. Pflüger
    European XFEL GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
  • N. Burandt, J. Kuhn
    Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Verl, Germany
  • A. Schöps
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  The European XFEL project is a 4th generation light source. The first beam will be delivered in the beginning of 2015. At the project startup three light sources SASE 1, SASE 2 and SASE 3 will produce spatially coherent ≤80fs short photon pulses with a peak brilliance of 1032-1034 photons/s/mm2/mrad2/0.1% BW in the energy range from 0.26 to 24 keV at an electron beam energy 14 GeV. The Undulator systems are used to produce photon beams for SASE 1, SASE 2 and SASE 3. Each undulator system consists of an array of undulator cells installed in a row along the electron beam. The undulator cell itself consists of a planar undulator, a phase shifter, magnetic field correction coils and a quadrupole mover. The local control system of the undulator cell is based on industrial components produced by Beckhoff and on PLC software implemented in TwinCAT system. Four servo motors are installed on each undulator and control the gap between girders with micrometer accuracy. One stepper motor is used for phase shifter control, and two other stepper motors control the position of the quadrupole magnet. The current of magnetic field correction coils as well as the gap of the phase shifter are adjustable as a function of the undulator gap. The high level of synchronization (<<1μs) for the complete undulator system (for instance SASE2 with 35 undulator cells in total) could be achieved due to implementation of the EtherCAT fieldbus system in the local control. The description of the hardware components and the software functionality of the local control system will be discussed.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU012 [1.163 MB]  
MOPMU013 Phase II and III The Next Generation of CLS Beamline Control and Data Acquisition Systems 454
  • E. D. Matias, D. Beauregard, R. Berg, G. Black, M.J. Boots, W. Dolton, D. Hunter, R. Igarashi, D. Liu, D.G. Maxwell, C.D. Miller, T. Wilson, G. Wright
    CLS, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  The Canadian Light Source is nearing the completion of its suite of phase II Beamlines and in detailed design of its Phase III Beamlines. The paper presents an overview of the overall approach adopted by CLS in the development of beamline control and data acquisition systems. Building on the experience of our first phase of beamlines the CLS has continued to make extensive use of EPICS with EDM and QT based user interfaces. Increasing interpretive languages such as Python are finding a place in the beamline control systems. Web based environment such as ScienceStudio have also found a prominent place in the control system architecture as we move to tighter integration between data acquisition, visualization and data analysis.  
MOPMU014 Development of Distributed Data Acquisition and Control System for Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata. 458
  • K. Datta, C. Datta, D.P. Dutta, T.K. Mandi, H.K. Pandey, D. Sarkar
    DAE/VECC, Calcutta, India
  • R. Anitha, A. Balasubramanian, K. Mourougayane
    SAMEER, Chennai, India
  To facilitate frontline nuclear physics research, an ISOL (Isotope Separator On Line) type Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) facility is being constructed at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata. The RIB facility at VECC consists of various subsystems like ECR Ion source, RFQ, Rebunchers, LINACs etc. that produce and accelerate the energetic beam of radioactive isotopes required for different experiments. The Distributed Data Acquisition and Control System (DDACS) is intended to monitor and control large number of parameters associated with different sub systems from a centralized location to do the complete operation of beam generation and beam tuning in a user friendly manner. The DDACS has been designed based on a 3-layer architecture namely Equipment interface layer, Supervisory layer and Operator interface layer. The Equipment interface layer consists of different Equipment Interface Modules (EIMs) which are designed around ARM processor and connected to different equipment through various interfaces such as RS-232, RS-485 etc. The Supervisory layer consists of VIA-processor based Embedded Controller (EC) with embedded XP operating system. This embedded controller, interfaced with EIMs through fiber optic cable, acquires and analyses the data from different EIMs. Operator interface layer consists mainly of PCs/Workstations working as operator consoles. The data acquired and analysed by the EC can be displayed at the operator console and the operator can centrally supervise and control the whole facility.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU014 [2.291 MB]  
MOPMU015 Control and Data Acquisition Systems for the FERMI@Elettra Experimental Stations 462
  • R. Borghes, V. Chenda, A. Curri, G. Gaio, G. Kourousias, M. Lonza, G. Passos, R. Passuello, L. Pivetta, M. Prica, M. Pugliese, G. Strangolino
    ELETTRA, Basovizza, Italy
  Funding: The work was supported in part by the Italian Ministry of University and Research under grants FIRB-RBAP045JF2 and FIRB-RBAP06AWK3
FERMI@Elettra is a single-pass Free Electron Laser (FEL) user-facility covering the wavelength range from 100 nm to 4 nm. The facility is located in Trieste, Italy, nearby the third-generation synchrotron light source Elettra. Three experimental stations, dedicated to different scientific areas, have been installed installed in 2011: Low Density Matter (LDM), Elastic and Inelastic Scattering (EIS) and Diffraction and Projection Imaging (DiProI). The experiment control and data acquisition system is the natural extension of the machine control system. It integrates a shot-by-shot data acquisition framework with a centralized data storage and analysis system. Low-level applications for data acquisition and online processing have been developed using the Tango framework on Linux platforms. High-level experimental applications can be developed on both Linux and Windows platforms using C/C++, Python, LabView, IDL or Matlab. The Elettra scientific computing portal allows remote access to the experiment and to the data storage system.
poster icon Poster MOPMU015 [0.884 MB]  
MOPMU017 TRIUMF's ARIEL Project 465
  • J.E. Richards, D. Dale, K. Ezawa, D.B. Morris, K. Negishi, R.B. Nussbaumer, S. Rapaz, E. Tikhomolov, G. Waters, M. Leross
    TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Vancouver, Canada
  The Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory (ARIEL) will expand TRIUMF's capabilities in rare-isotope beam physics by doubling the size of the current ISAC facility. Two simultaneous radioactive beams will be available in addition to the present ISAC beam. ARIEL will consist of a 50 MeV, 10 mA CW superconducting electron linear accelerator (E-Linac), an additional proton beam-line from the 520MeV cyclotron, two new target stations, a beam-line connecting to the existing ISAC superconducting linac, and a beam-line to the ISAC low-energy experimental facility. Construction will begin in 2012 with commissioning to start in 2014. The ARIEL Control System will be implemented using EPICS allowing seamless integration with the EPICS based ISAC Control System. The ARIEL control system conceptual design will be discussed.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU017 [1.232 MB]  
MOPMU018 Update On The Central Control System of TRIUMF's 500 MeV Cyclotron 469
  • M. Mouat, E. Klassen, K.S. Lee, J.J. Pon, P.J. Yogendran
    TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Vancouver, Canada
  The Central Control System of TRIUMF's 500 MeV cyclotron was initially commissioned in the early 1970s. In 1987 a four year project to upgrade the control system was planned and commenced. By 1997 this upgrade was complete and the new system was operating with increased reliability, functionality and maintainability. Since 1997 an evolution of incremental change has existed. Functionality, reliability and maintainability have continued to improve. This paper provides an update on the present control system situation (2011) and possible future directions.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU018 [4.613 MB]  
MOPMU019 The Gateways of Facility Control for SPring-8 Accelerators 473
  • M. Ishii, T. Masuda, R. Tanaka, A. Yamashita
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  We integrated the utilities data acquisition into the SPring-8 accelerator control system based on MADOCA framework. The utilities data such as air temperature, power line voltage and temperature of machine cooling water are helpful to study the correlation between the beam stability and the environmental conditions. However the accelerator control system had no way to take many utilities data managed by the facility control system, because the accelerator control system and the facility control system was independent system without an interconnection. In 2010, we had a chance to replace the old facility control system. At that time, we constructed the gateways between the MADOCA-based accelerator control system and the new facility control system installing BACnet, that is a data communication protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, as a fieldbus. The system requirements were as follows: to monitor utilities data with required sampling rate and resolution, to store all acquired data in the accelerator database, to keep an independence between the accelerator control system and the facility control system, to have a future expandability to control the facilities from the accelerator control system. During the work, we outsourced to build the gateways including data taking software of MADOCA to solve the problems of less manpower and short work period. In this paper we describe the system design and the approach of outsourcing.  
MOPMU020 The Control and Data Acquisition System of the Neutron Instrument BIODIFF 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.  
MOPMU021 Control System for Magnet Power Supplies for Novosibirsk Free Electron Laser 480
  • S.S. Serednyakov, B.A. Dovzhenko, A.A. Galt, V.R. Kozak, E.A. Kuper, L.E. Medvedev, A.S. Medvedko, Y.M. Velikanov, V.F. Veremeenko, N. Vinokurov
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  The control system for the magnetic system of the free electron laser (FEL) is described. The characteristics and structure of the power supply system are presented. The power supply control system based on embedded intelligent controllers with the CAN-BUS interface is considered in detail. The control software structure and capabilities are described. Besides, software tools for power supply diagnostics are described.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU021 [0.291 MB]  
MOPMU023 The MRF Timing System. The Complete Control Software Integration in Tango. 483
  • J. Moldes, D.B. Beltrán, D.F.C. Fernández-Carreiras, J.J. Jamroz, J. Klora, O. Matilla, R. Suñé
    CELLS-ALBA Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  The deployment of the Timing system based on the MRF hardware has been a important part of the control system. Hundreds of elements are integrated in the scheme, which provides synchronization signals and interlocks, transmitted in the microsecond range and distributed all around the installation. It has influenced several hardware choices and has been largely improved to support interlock events. The operation of the timing system requires a complex setup of all elements. A complete solution has been developed including libraries and stand alone Graphical User Interfaces. Therefore this set of tools is of a great added value, even increased if using Tango, since most high level applications and GUIs are based on Tango Servers. A complete software solution for managing the events, and interlocks of a large installation is presented.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU023 [25.650 MB]  
MOPMU024 Status of ALMA Software 487
  • T.C. Shen, J.P.A. Ibsen, R.A. Olguin, R. Soto
    ALMA, Joint ALMA Observatory, Santiago, Chile
  The Atacama Large Millimeter /submillimeter Array (ALMA) will be a unique research instrument composed of at least 66 reconfigurable high-precision antennas, located at the Chajnantor plain in the Chilean Andes at an elevation of 5000 m. Each antenna contains instruments capable of receiving radio signals from 31.3 GHz up to 950 GHz. These signals are correlated inside a Correlator and the spectral data are finally saved into the Archive system together with the observation metadata. This paper describes the progress in the deployment of the ALMA software, with emphasis on the control software, which is built on top of the ALMA Common Software (ACS), a CORBA based middleware framework. In order to support and maintain the installed software, it is essential to have a mechanism to align and distribute the same version of software packages across all systems. This is achieved rigorously with weekly based regression tests and strict configuration control. A build farm to provide continuous integration and testing in simulation has been established as well. Given the large amount of antennas, it is imperative to have also a monitoring system to allow trend analysis of each component in order to trigger preventive maintenance activities. A challenge for which we are preparing this year consists in testing the whole ALMA software performing complete end-to-end operation, from proposal submission to data distribution to the ALMA Regional Centers. The experience gained during deployment, testing and operation support will be presented.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU024 [0.471 MB]  
MOPMU025 The Implementation of the Spiral2 Injector Control System 491
  • F. Gougnaud, J.F. Denis, J.-F. Gournay, Y. Lussignol, P. Mattei, R. Touzery
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  • P. Gillette, C.H. Haquin
    GANIL, Caen, France
  • J.H. Hosselet, C. Maazouzi
    IPHC, Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
  The EPICS framework was chosen for the Spiral2 project control system [1] in 2007. Four institutes are involved in the command control: Ganil (Caen), IPHC (Strasbourg) and IRFU (Saclay) and LPSC (Grenoble), the IRFU institute being in charge of the Injector controls. This injector includes two ECR sources (one for deuterons and one for A/q= 3 ions) with their associated low-energy beam transport lines (LEBTs). The deuteron source is installed at Saclay and the A/q=3 ion source at Grenoble. Both lines will merge before injecting beam in a RFQ cavity for pre acceleration. This paper presents the control system for both injector beamlines with their diagnostics (Faraday cups, ACCT/DCCT, profilers, emittancemeters) and slits. This control relies on COTS VME boards and an EPICS software platform. Modbus/TCP protocol is also used with COTS devices like power supplies and Siemens PLCs. The Injector graphical user interface is based on Edm while the port to CSS BOY is under evaluation; also high level applications are developed in Java. This paper also emphasizes the EPICS development for new industrial VME boards ADAS ICV108/178 with a sampling rate ranging from 100 K Samples/s to 1.2 M Samples/s. This new software is used for the beam intensity measurement by diagnostics and the acquisition of sources.
[1] Overview of the Spiral2 control system progress E. Lécorché & al (Ganil/CAEN),this conference.
poster icon Poster MOPMU025 [1.036 MB]  
MOPMU026 A Readout and Control System for a CTA Prototype Telescope 494
  • I. Oya, U. Schwanke
    Humboldt University Berlin, Institut für Physik, Berlin, Germany
  • B. Behera, D. Melkumyan, T. Schmidt, P. Wegner, S. Wiesand, M. Winde
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany
  CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is an initiative to build the next generation ground-based gamma-ray instrument. The CTA array will allow studies in the very high-energy domain in the range from a few tens of GeV to more than hundred TeV, extending the existing energy coverage and increasing by a factor 10 the sensitivity compared to current installations, while enhancing other aspects like angular and energy resolution. These goals require the use of at least three different sizes of telescopes. CTA will comprise two arrays (one in the Northern hemisphere and one in the Southern hemisphere) for full sky coverage and will be operated as an open observatory. A prototype for the Medium Size Telescope (MST) type is under development and will be deployed in Berlin by the end of 2011. The MST prototype will consist of the mechanical structure, drive system, active mirror control, four CCD cameras for prototype instrumentation and a weather station. The ALMA Common Software (ACS) distributed control framework has been chosen for the implementation of the control system of the prototype. In the present approach, the interface to some of the hardware devices is achieved by using the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). A code-generation framework (ACSCG) has been designed for ACS modeling. In this contribution the progress in the design and implementation of the control system for the CTA MST prototype is described.  
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MOPMU027 Controls System Developments for the ERL Facility 498
  • J.P. Jamilkowski, Z. Altinbas, D.M. Gassner, L.T. Hoff, P. Kankiya, D. Kayran, T.A. Miller, R.H. Olsen, B. Sheehy, W. Xu
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  Funding: Funding: This manuscript has been authored by employees of Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 with the U. S. Department of Energy.
The BNL Energy Recovery LINAC (ERL) is a high beam current, superconducting RF electron accelerator that is being commissioned to serve as a research and development prototype for a RHIC facility upgrade for electron-ion collision (eRHIC). Key components of the machine include a laser, photocathode, and 5-cell superconducting RF cavity operating at a frequency of 703 MHz. Starting with a foundation based on existing ADO software running on Linux servers and on the VME/VxWorks platforms developed for RHIC, we are developing a controls system that incorporates a wide range of hardware I/O interfaces that are needed for machine R&D. Details of the system layout, specifications, and user interfaces are provided.
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MOPMU030 Control System for Linear Induction Accelerator LIA-2: the Structure and Hardware 502
  • G.A. Fatkin, P.A. Bak, A.M. Batrakov, P.V. Logachev, A. Panov, A.V. Pavlenko, V.Ya. Sazansky
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  Power Linear Induction Accelerator (LIA) for flash radiography is commissioned in Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) in Novosibirsk. It is a facility producing pulsed electron beam with energy 2 MeV, current 1 kA and spot size less than 2 mm. Beam quality and reliability of facility are required for radiography experiments. Features and structure of distributed control system ensuring these demands are discussed. Control system hardware based on CompactPCI and PMC standards is embedded directly into power pulsed generators. CAN-BUS and Ethernet are used as interconnection protocols. Parameters and essential details for measuring equipment and control electronics produced in BINP and available COTS are presented. The first results of the control system commissioning, reliability and hardware vitality are discussed.  
poster icon Poster MOPMU030 [43.133 MB]  
MOPMU032 An EPICS IOC Builder 506
  • M.G. Abbott, T.M. Cobb
    Diamond, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  An EPICS IO controller is typically assembled from a number of standard components each with potentially quite complex hardware or software initialisation procedures intermixed with a good deal of repetitive boilerplate code. Assembling and maintaining a complex IOC can be a quite difficult and error prone process, particularly if the components are unfamiliar. The EPICS IOC builder is a Python library designed to automate the assembly of a complete IOC from a concise component level description. The dependencies and interactions between components as well as their detailed initialisation procedures are automatically managed by the IOC builder through component description files maintained with the individual components. At Diamond Light Source we have a large library of components that can be assembled into EPICS IOCs. The IOC Builder is further finding increasing use in helping non-expert users to assemble an IOC without specialist knowledge.  
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MOPMU033 ControlView to EPICS Conversion of the TRIUMF TR13 Cyclotron Control System 510
  • D.B. Morris
    TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Vancouver, Canada
  The TRIUMF TR13 Cyclotron Control System was developed in 1995 using Allen Bradley PLCs and ControlView. A console replacement project using the EPICS toolkit was started in Fall 2009 with the strict requirement that the PLC code not be modified. Access to the operating machine would be limited due to production schedules. A complete mock-up of the PLC control system was built, to allow parallel development and testing without interfering with the production system. The deployment allows both systems to operate simultaneously easing verification of all functions. A major modification was required to the EPICS Allen Bradley PLC5 Device Support software to support the original PLC programming schema. EDM screens were manually built to create similar displays to the original ControlView screens, reducing operator re-training. A discussion is presented on some of the problems encountered and their solutions.  
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MOPMU035 Shape Controller Upgrades for the JET ITER-like Wall 514
  • A. Neto, D. Alves, I.S. Carvalho
    IPFN, Lisbon, Portugal
  • G. De Tommasi, F. Maviglia
    CREATE, Napoli, Italy
  • R.C. Felton, P. McCullen
    EFDA-JET, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • P.J. Lomas, F. G. Rimini, A.V. Stephen, K-D. Zastrow
    CCFE, Culham, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • R. Vitelli
    Università di Roma II Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
  Funding: This work was supported by the European Communities under the contract of Association between EURATOM/IST and was carried out within the framework of the European Fusion Development Agreement.
The upgrade of JET to a new all-metal wall will pose a set of new challenges regarding machine operation and protection. One of the key problems is that the present way of terminating a pulse, upon the detection of a problem, is limited to a predefined set of global responses, tailored to maximise the likelihood of a safe plasma landing. With the new wall, these might conflict with the requirement of avoiding localised heat fluxes in the wall components. As a consequence, the new system will be capable of dynamically adapting its response behaviour, according to the experimental conditions at the time of the stop request and during the termination itself. Also in the context of the new ITER-like wall, two further upgrades were designed to be implemented in the shape controller architecture. The first will allow safer operation of the machine and consists of a power-supply current limit avoidance scheme, which provides a trade-off between the desired plasma shape and the current distribution between the relevant actuators. The second is aimed at an optimised operation of the machine, enabling an earlier formation of a special magnetic configuration where the last plasma closed flux surface is not defined by a physical limiter. The upgraded shape controller system, besides providing the new functionality, is expected to continue to provide the first line of defence against erroneous plasma position and current requests. This paper presents the required architectural changes to the JET plasma shape controller system.
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MOPMU036 Upgrade of the CLS Accelerator Control and Instrumentation Systems 518
  • E. D. Matias, L. Baribeau, S. Hu, C.G. Payne, H. Zhang
    CLS, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  The Canadian Light Source is undertaking a major upgrade to it's accelerator system in preparation for the eventual migration to top-up and to meet the increasing demanding needs of it's synchrotron user community. These upgrades on the Linac include the development of software for new modulators, RF sections, power supplies and current monitors. On the booster ring the upgrades include the development of new improved BPM instrumentation and improved diagnostics on the extracted beam. For the storage ring these upgrades include fast orbit correct, instrumentation for use by the safety systems and a new transverse feedback system.  
MOPMU039 ACSys in a Box 522
  • C.I. Briegel, D. Finstrom, B. Hendricks, CA. King, R. Neswold, D.J. Nicklaus, J.F. Patrick, A.D. Petrov, C.L. Schumann, J.G. Smedinghoff
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  Funding: Operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the United States Department of Energy.
The Accelerator Control System at Fermilab has evolved to enable this relatively large control system to be encapsulated into a "box" such as a laptop. The goal was to provide a platform isolated from the "online" control system. This platform can be used internally for making major upgrades and modifications without impacting operations. It also provides a standalone environment for research and development including a turnkey control system for collaborators. Over time, the code base running on Scientific Linux has enabled all the salient features of the Fermilab's control system to be captured in an off-the-shelf laptop. The anticipated additional benefits of packaging the system include improved maintenance, reliability, documentation, and future enhancements.
MOPMU040 REVOLUTION at SOLEIL: Review and Prospect for Motion Control 525
  • D. Corruble, P. Betinelli-Deck, F. Blache, J. Coquet, N. Leclercq, R. Millet, A. Tournieux
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  At any synchrotron facility, motors are numerous: it is a significant actuator of accelerators and the main actuator of beamlines. Since 2003, the Electronic Control and Data Acquisition group of SOLEIL has defined a modular and reliable motion architecture integrating industrial products (Galil controller, Midi Ingénierie and Phytron power boards). Simultaneously, the software control group has developed a set of dedicated Tango devices. At present, more than 1000 motors and 200 motion controller crates are in operation at SOLEIL. Aware that the motion control is important in improving performance as the positioning of optical systems and samples is a key element of any beamline, SOLEIL wants to upgrade its motion controller in order to maintain the facility at a high performance level and to be able to answer to new requirements: better accuracy, complex trajectory and coupling multi-axis devices like a hexapod. This project is called REVOLUTION (REconsider Various contrOLler for yoUr moTION).  
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