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MOBR01 ROMULUSLib: An Autonomous, TCP/IP-Based, Multi-Architecture C Networking Library for DAQ and Control Applications radiation, controls, electron, SCADA 69
  • A. Yadav, H. Boukabache, K. Ceesay-Seitz, N. Gerber, D. Perrin
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The new generation of Radiation Monitoring electronics developed at CERN, called the CERN RadiatiOn Monitoring Electronics (CROME), is a Zynq-7000 SoC-based Data Acquisition and Control system that replaces the previous generation to offer a higher safety standard, flexible integration and parallel communication with devices installed throughout the CERN complex. A TCP/IP protocol based C networking library, ROMULUSlib, was developed that forms the interface between CROME and the SCADA supervision software through the ROMULUS protocol. ROMULUSlib encapsulates Real-Time and Historical data, parameters and acknowledgement data in TCP/IP frames that offers high reliability and flexibility, full-duplex communication with the CROME devices and supports multi-architecture development by utilization of the POSIX standard. ROMULUSlib is autonomous as it works as a standalone library that can support integration with supervision applications by addition or modification of parameters of the data frame. This paper discusses the ROMULUS protocol, the ROMULUS Data frame and the complete set of commands and parameters implemented in the ROMULUSlib for CROME supervision.  
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About • Received ※ 11 October 2021       Revised ※ 18 October 2021       Accepted ※ 21 December 2021       Issue date ※ 09 March 2022
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MOBR02 Control, Readout and Monitoring for the Medium-Sized Telesopes in the Cherenkov Telescope Array controls, interface, software, hardware 77
  • U. Schwanke, G. Spengler
    HU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • D. Melkumyan, T. Murach, T. Schmidt, P. Wagner
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany
  • I. Oya
    CTA, Heidelberg, Germany
  The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory. Its design comprises close to 100 imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes deployed at a southern (Paranal, Chile) and a northern (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) site. The inclusion of various array elements, like Large-Sized, Medium-Sized and Small-Sized Telescopes, instruments for atmosphere monitoring, etc, into the Array Control and Data Acquisition System (ACADA) poses a particular challenge which is met by an appropriate software architecture and a well-defined interface for array elements. This conference contribution describes exemplarily how the interface is implemented for the Medium-Sized Telescopes (MSTs, 12m diameter). The implementation uses the ALMA Common Software (ACS) as a framework for software applications facilitating the readout and control of telescope subsystems like the drive system or the pointing camera; the communication with subsystems takes advantage of the OPC UA protocol. It is also discussed what technologies (e.g. data bases) are used for the acquisition and storage of telescope-specific monitoring data.  
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About • Received ※ 06 October 2021       Accepted ※ 09 February 2022       Issue date ※ 09 February 2022  
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MOPV035 Development of Alarm and Monitoring System Using Smartphone real-time, EPICS, status, network 214
  • W.S. Cho
    PAL, Pohang, Republic of Korea
  In order to find out the problem of the device remotely, we aimed to develop a new alarm system. The main functions of the alarm system are real-time monitoring of EPICS PV data, data storage, and data storage when an alarm occurs. In addition, an alarm is transmitted in real time through an app on the smartphone to communicate the situation to machine engineers of PLS-II. This system uses InfluxDB to store data. In addition, a new program written in Java language was developed so that data acquisition, analysis, and beam dump conditions can be known. furthermore Vue.js is used to develop together with node.js and web-based android and iOS-based smart phone applications, and user interface is serviced. Eventually, using this system, we were able to check the cause analysis and data in real time when an alarm occurs. In this paper, we introduce the design of an alarm system and the transmission of alarms to an application.  
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About • Received ※ 05 October 2021       Revised ※ 22 October 2021       Accepted ※ 04 November 2021       Issue date ※ 25 January 2022
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TUBL02 Implementing an Event Tracing Solution with Consistently Formatted Logs for the SKA Telescope Control System controls, TANGO, distributed, software 311
  • S.N. Twum, W.A. Bode, A.F. Joubert, K. Madisa, P.S. Swart, A.J. Venter
    SARAO, Cape Town, South Africa
  • A. Bridger
    ROE, UTAC, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • A. Bridger
    SKAO, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  Funding: South African Radio Astronomy Observatory
The SKA telescope control system comprises several devices working on different hierarchies on different sites to provide a running observatory. The importance of logs, whether in its simplest form or correlated, in this system as well as any other distributed system is critical to fault finding and bug tracing. The SKA logging system will collect logs produced by numerous networked kubernetes deployments of devices and processes running a combination off-the-shelf, derived and bespoke software. The many moving parts of this complex system are delivered and maintained by different agile teams on multiple SKA Agile Release Trains. To facilitate an orderly and correlated generation of events in the running telescope, we implement a logging architecture which enforces consistently formatted logs with event tracing capability. We discuss the details of the architecture design and implementation, ending off with the limitations of the tracing solution in the context of a multiprocessing environment.
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About • Received ※ 10 October 2021       Revised ※ 21 October 2021       Accepted ※ 22 December 2021       Issue date ※ 11 March 2022
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TUBR04 Control System of Cryomodule Test Facilities for SHINE* controls, cryomodule, cryogenics, power-supply 353
  • H.Y. Wang, G.H. Chen, J.F. Chen, J.G. Ding, M. Li, Y.J. Liu, Q.R. Mi, H.F. Miao, C.L. Yu
    SSRF, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
  Funding: Work supported by Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Major Project (Grant No. 2017SHZDZX02)
Shanghai HIgh repetition rate XFEL aNd Extreme light facility (SHINE) is under construction. The 8 GeV superconducting Linac consists of seventy-five 1.3 GHz and two 3.9 GHz cryomodules. A cryomodule assembling and test workshop is established. Multiple platforms have been built for cryomodule and superconducting cavity test, including two vertical test platforms, two horizontal test platform, one multiple test platform and one liquid helium visualization platform. The local control systems are all based on Yokogawa PLC, which monitor and control the process variables such as temperature, pressure, liquid level and power of the heater. PID and other algorithms are used to keep liquid level and power balance. EPICS is adopt to integrate these platforms’along with vacuum devices, solid state amplifiers, LLRF and RF measurement system, etc. The details of the control system design, development and commissioning will be reported in this paper.
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About • Received ※ 22 October 2021       Accepted ※ 11 February 2022       Issue date ※ 24 February 2022  
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TUPV005 OPC-UA Data Acquisition for the C2MON Framework controls, data-acquisition, SCADA, software 376
  • E. Stockinger
    Aalto University, School of Science and Technology, Aalto, Finland
  • M. Bräger, B. Copy, B. Farnham, M. Ludwig, B. Schofield
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The CERN Control and Monitoring Framework(C2MON) is a monitoring platform developed at CERN and since 2016 made available under an LGPL3 open source license. It stands at the heart of the CERN Technical Infrastructure Monitoring (TIM) that supervises the correct functioning of CERN’s technical and safety infrastructure. This diverse technological infrastructure requires a variety of industrial communication protocols. OPC UA [2], an open and platform-independent architecture, can be leveraged as an integration protocol for a large number of existing data sources, and represents a welcome alternative to proprietary protocols. With the increasing relevance of the open communication standard OPC UA in the world of industrial control, adding OPC UA data acquisition capabilities to C2MON provides an opportunity to accommodate modern and industry-standard compatible use cases. This paper describes the design and development process of the C2MON OPC UA data acquisition module, the requirements it fulfills, as well as the opportunities for innovation it yields in the context of industrial controls at CERN.  
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About • Received ※ 07 October 2021       Revised ※ 23 October 2021       Accepted ※ 20 November 2021       Issue date ※ 13 February 2022
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TUPV013 Back End Event Builder Software Design for INO Mini-ICAL System data-acquisition, software, detector, network 413
  • M. Punna, N. Ayyagiri, J.A. Deshpande, P.M. Nair, P. Sridharan, S. Srivastava
    BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, India
  • S. Bheesette, Y. Elangovan, G. Majumder, N. Panyam
    TIFR, Colaba, Mumbai, India
  The Indian-based Neutrino Observatory collaboration has proposed to build a 50 KT magnetized Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector to study atmospheric neutrinos. The paper describes the design of back-end event builder for Mini-ICAL, which is a first prototype version of ICAL and consists of 20 Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) detectors. The RPCs push the event and monitoring data using a multi-tier network technology to the event builder which carries out event building, event track display, data quality monitoring and data archival functions. The software has been designed for high performance and scalability using asynchronous data acquisition and lockless concurrent data structures. Data storage mechanisms like ROOT, Berkeley DB, Binary and Protocol Buffers were studied for performance and suitability. Server data push module designed using publish-subscribe pattern allowed transport & remote client implementation technology agnostic. Event Builder has been deployed at mini-ICAL with a throughput of 3MBps. Since the software modules have been designed for scalability, they can be easily adapted for the next prototype E-ICAL with 320 RPCs to have sustained data rate of 200MBps  
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About • Received ※ 09 October 2021       Revised ※ 19 October 2021       Accepted ※ 24 February 2022       Issue date ※ 15 March 2022
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WEPV015 Development of the RF Phase Scan Application for the Beam Energy Measurement at KOMAC EPICS, controls, interface, operation 656
  • S.Y. Cho, J.J. Dang, J.H. Kim, Y.G. Song
    KOMAC, KAERI, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
  The Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex (KOMAC) proton accelerator consists of 11 Drift Tube Linac (DTL) tanks, and each tank’s RF phase setting must be matched to increase synchronous acceleration of continuous tanks. A series of processes operate on the basis of JAVA and MatLAB languages, and the phase scanning program and the analytical program are classified and used independently. To integrate the two programs, the new integrated program of the RF scan application is developed based on python and epics scan module for the stability with some upgrade functions.  
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About • Received ※ 08 October 2021       Revised ※ 19 October 2021       Accepted ※ 21 November 2021       Issue date ※ 16 February 2022
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WEPV027 Expandable and Modular Monitoring and Actuation System for Engineering Cabinets at Sirius Light Source interface, controls, hardware, database 710
  • P.H. Nallin, J.G.R.S. Franco, R.W. Polli
    LNLS, Campinas, Brazil
  • G.F. Freitas
    CNPEM, Campinas, SP, Brazil
  Having multipurpose hardware architectures for controls and monitoring systems has become a need nowadays. When it comes to modular and easy expandable devices, it brings together a system which is easy to maintain and can reach many applications. Concerning Sirius accelerators, which is a 4th generation light source, monitoring environment variables becomes crucial when it comes to accelerator stability and reliability. Several cabinets take part of engineering infrastructure and monitoring and acting over their environment such as internal temperature, pressure and fan status, increases overall system reliability. This paper presents a non-expensive hardware topology to deal with multiple sensors and actuators mainly designed to monitor cabinets and prevent beam quality loss due to equipment faults.  
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About • Received ※ 01 October 2021       Revised ※ 09 November 2021       Accepted ※ 21 November 2021       Issue date ※ 28 November 2021
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THPV006 Design of Real-Time Alarm System for CAFe interface, controls, real-time, status 867
  • N. Xie, Y.H. Guo, B.J. Wang, R. Wang
    IMP/CAS, Lanzhou, People’s Republic of China
  In accelerator control, the alarm system is a very im-portant real-time monitoring and control system. In order to find specific failures of accelerator-related equipment in time, improve the high availability of the equipment, and ensure the long-term operation of the accelerator. An accelerator alarm system based on Kafka was designed and built on the CAFe. The system uses Phoebus for ar-chitecture deployment. Kafka is used as the streaming platform of the alarm system, which effectively improves the throughput of the system and realizes real-time alarms. In order to realize the function of remote monitor-ing of data in the central control room, CS-Studio is used to draw the opi interface to deploy to the enterprise WeChat platform to realize remote data monitoring. This system greatly improves the response speed of fault han-dling and saves a lot of valuable time for accelerator fault handling.  
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About • Received ※ 09 October 2021       Revised ※ 20 October 2021       Accepted ※ 04 February 2022       Issue date ※ 28 February 2022
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THPV007 Fast Creation of Control and Monitor Graphical User Interface for PEPC of Laser Fusion Facility Based on ICSFF controls, interface, software, framework 871
  • L. Li, J. Luo, Z. Ni
    CAEP, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
  Plasma electrode Pockels cell (PEPC) is the key unit of the multi-pass amplify system in laser fusion facility, whether the PEPC is effective determined the success rate of the facility experiment directly. The operator needs to conduct remote control and monitor during the facility is running, also can automatically judge whether the pulse discharge waveform is regular online. We have designed a software framework (ICSFF) that loads all GUI widget elements related to control and monitor into board through plug-ins, and then by setting the respective properties, data source and built-in script of each widget achieve patterns like point control, flow control and other complex combined control, can also achieve data acquisition and varied display effects. It allows the operator drag and drop widget freely and configure the widget properties through the interface in a non-programming mode to quickly build the GUI they need. It not only apply to PEPC in facility, but also to other system in the same facility. ICSFF supports Tango control system right now, and more control systems will be supported in the future.  
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About • Received ※ 10 October 2021       Revised ※ 22 October 2021       Accepted ※ 21 November 2021       Issue date ※ 28 February 2022
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FRAL05 MACE Camera Electronics: Control, Monitoring & Safety Mechanisms controls, electron, electronics, hardware 1011
  • S.K. Neema, A. Behere, S. Joy, S. Mohanan, P. Sridharan, S. Srivastava
    BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, India
  • J. Hariharan
    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India
  MACE Telescope installed in Ladakh Region of India comprises of many functionally diverse subsystems, Camera being the most important one. Mounted at the focal plane of 21 m diameter parabolic reflector dish, event driven Camera system comprises of 1088 PMTs, with 16 PMTs constituting one Camera Integrated Module (CIM). Central Camera Controller (CCC), located in Camera housing, manages and coordinates all the actions of these 68 Modules and other camera subsystems as per the command sequence received from Operator Console. In addition to control and monitoring of subsystems, various mechanisms have been implemented in hardware as well as embedded firmware of CCC and CIM to provide safety of PMTs against exposure to ambient bright light, bright star masking and detection and recovery from loss of event synchronization at runtime. An adequate command response protocol with fault tolerant behavior has also been designed to meet performance requirements. The paper presents the overall architecture and flow of camera control mechanisms with a focus on software and hardware challenges involved. Various experimental performance parameters and results will be presented.
*MACE camera controller embedded software: Redesign for robustness and maintainability, S.Srivastava, Astronomy and Computing Volume 30
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About • Received ※ 09 October 2021       Accepted ※ 19 November 2021       Issue date ※ 11 February 2022  
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