Author: Dedic, J.     [Dedič, J.]
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THPOY016 Fast Machine Interlock Platform for Reliable Machine Protection Systems 4119
  • R. Tavčar, J. Dedič, E. Erjavec, R. Modic
    Cosylab, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • M. Liu, C.X. Yin
    SINAP, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  This article presents a machine interlock system (MIS), designed and developed in collaboration between SINAP and Cosylab. The design is based on the experience and requirements of different accelerator facilities around the world, with the goal of providing, out of the box, the flexibility, reliability, availability, determinism, response speed, etc., which facilities need for a Machine Protection System (MPS). The goal of the MIS platform is to provide a reliable tool, which covers all the common MIS behaviour, required by an MPS designer. The system is based on a proven hardware platform, uses radiation-tolerant FPGAs, has built-in redundancies for power supply, hardware components and logic and is configurable from EPICS. We present several design principles that were used and explain the features and principles of application. Furthermore, we present the system architecture, from hardware and firmware to software. The MIS system is currently being installed at the BNCT facility at the Ibaraki Neutron Medical Research Center in Japan and is planned in the treatment interlock system of APTRON, the Advanced Proton Therapy Facility in Shanghai, China.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-THPOY016  
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