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RIS citation export for WEPV005: Experiment Automation Using EPICS

AU  - Cosic, D.D.
AU  - Vićentijević, M.
ED  - Furukawa, Kazuro
ED  - Yan, Yingbing
ED  - Leng, Yongbin
ED  - Chen, Zhichu
ED  - Schaa, Volker R.W.
TI  - Experiment Automation Using EPICS
J2  - Proc. of ICALEPCS2021, Shanghai, China, 14-22 October 2021
CY  - Shanghai, China
T2  - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems
T3  - 18
LA  - english
AB  - Beam time at accelerator facilities around the world is very expensive and scarce, prompting the need for experiments to be performed as efficiently as possible. Efficiency of an accelerator facility is measured as a ratio of experiment time to beam optimization time. At RBI we have four ion sources, two accelerators, ten experimental end stations. We can obtain around 50 different ion species, each requiring a different set of parameters for optimal operation. Automating repetitive procedures can increase efficiency of an experiment and beam setup time. Currently, operators manually fine tunes the parameters to optimize the beam current. This process can be very long and requires many iterations. Automatic optimization of parameters can save valuable accelerator time. Based on a successful implementation of EPICS, the system was expanded to automate reoccurring procedures. To achieve this, a PLC was integrated into EPICS and our acquisition system was modified to communicate with devices through EPICS. This allowed us to use tools available in EPICS to do beam optimization much faster than a human operator can, and therefore significantly increased the efficiency of our facility.
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 625
EP  - 627
KW  - controls
KW  - experiment
KW  - detector
KW  - network
DA  - 2022/03
PY  - 2022
SN  - 2226-0358
SN  - 978-3-95450-221-9
DO  - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-WEPV005
UR  - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/wepv005.pdf
ER  -