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MOX01 TINE Release 4 in Operation controls, linac, vacuum, diagnostics 1
  • P. Duval, P. K. Bartkiewicz, S. W. Herb, H. Wu
    DESY, Hamburg
  • S. Weisse
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen
  The TINE* control system evolved in great part to meet the needs of controlling a large accelerator the size of HERA, where not only the size of the machine was a determining criterion, but also the seamless integration of different platforms and programming languages of the many applications developers. In keeping pace with new technologies and the new generation of accelerators such as PETRA3, FLASH, PITZ and associated pre-accelerators and beamlines, TINE has undergone a major “face-lift” in its most recent version, 4.0.1, where platforms such as Java and LabView are not only supported, but emphasized. In addition, TINE Release 4 integrates the video subsystem, the device layer, and central services to a much greater extent than its predecessor. We report here on many of the new features and how they are currently being used in operations.

* http://tine.desy.de

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MOY01 SPARC Control System Operation controls, laser, vacuum, diagnostics 10
  • F. A. Anelli, M. Bellaveglia, E. Chiadroni, L. Cultrera, G. Di Pirro, D. Filippetto, S. Fioravanti, E. Pace
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma)
  • L. Catani
    Università di Roma II Tor Vergata, Roma
  • A. Cianchi
    INFN-Roma II, Roma
  We describe the control system operation for the new injector project built at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati INFN (SPARC). The injector started the operation in the autumn of the 2007 and the control systems has been full operating since the start of commissioning and integrate all tools to help the machine operation. The SPARC control system must follow all evolution in the continuous machine installation and evolution. To allow us a rapid develop in the control system we have made some choice in its development: Labview as developing system due to its diffusion in the laboratory and it become standard in the acquisition software; Gigabit Ethernet as interconnection bus this choice give the sufficient bandwidth in the data exchange; PC as front-end CPU and operator console this kind of machine give the sufficient computing power. We develop all control application for magnetic elements, vacuum equipment, RF cavity, all diagnostics, laser and some experimental apparatus have been developed and debugged on line. We developed an automatic process to store all the element information in two ways periodic and on data change.  
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MOZ01 Infrastructure Monitoring System for the Advanced Photon Source Control System controls, monitoring, photon 19
  • D. E.R. Quock, N. D. Arnold, A. N. Johnson
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois
  An Infrastructure Monitoring System has been developed at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) to provide immediate notification to the Controls Group on-call staff in the event of failure of critical controls hardware components or software processes. Approximately 6,000 critical controls components and processes have been identified, many of which can be readily monitored through EPICS records. Nagios , an open-source host, service, and network monitoring program, has been interfaced to EPICS Channel Access monitoring tools to provide historical tracking of controls infrastructure events, email, and pager notifications to on-call staff, and Internet-accessible status displays. Two methods have been evaluated for checking EPICS alarm status data: a modified version of Mauro Giacchini’s NAL plug-in for Nagios, and a Perl script using the Channel Access Perl library recently developed by Andrew Johnson. A Personal Device Assistant-viewable Web page is also generated independently of Nagios that provides customized links to the controls database IRMIS . Performance studies have validated the reliability of Nagios and the Perl Channel Access software.

* www.nagios.org
** www.lnl.infn.it/~epics/NAL.html
*** www.aps.anl.gov/epics/irmis

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MOW04 The Database of the VEPP-4 Accelerating Facility Parameters controls, collider, diagnostics, storage-ring 40
  • S. E. Karnaev, E. A. Simonov
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk
  • E. V. Goman, O. A. Plotnikova
    BINP, Novosibirsk
  The new PostgreSQL database is developed for systematization and unification of the data archiving and observation at the VEPP-4 facility. About three thousands parameters are set and checked for the VEPP-4 control. The current values are read from the control and measuring electronics and stored into the many files with different time of storing. The storing intervals vary from one second for the pulse systems to several minutes for the slowly changing parameters. Parameters are transfer to the database as soon as they are renewed in the source files. Twelve independent processes running under Linux provide the permanent data transfer from the files with current values to the database. The graphical interface is developed for user’s access to the database. It provides observation of the stored data in graphical or textual form and monitoring of the current parameter values. The interface allows us to observe any collection of parameters in a single or in different windows for any period of time.

* 4th International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls (PCaPAC'02), 14-17 October 2002, Frascati(RM), Italy

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TUX03 Evolution and Status of the e-Logbooks at the ESRF controls, storage-ring, synchrotron, radio-frequency 49
  • L. Hardy, J. M.C. Chaize, O. Goudard
    ESRF, Grenoble
  • S. D. Cross, D. R. Fraser, N. V. Hurley
    St James Software, Cape Town
  In 2004 the ESRF moved to electronic logbooks. Such logbooks should be configurable enough to be used in several situations: document management, exchange of technical information and, in the Control Room, as a powerful tool for storing and retrieving information at a glance. The St James software company developed such a product which met our constraints and which is easy to configure. Moreover, this product can be tailored and evolved with time by its users and allows automatic access to control system parameters. After gaining experience with several logbooks using the old version 4 system, a new more user-friendly version which offers extensive customisation possibilities has been launched. This new version, J5, has already been interfaced to the ESRF control system (Tango) through a Python binding. This allows automatic triggering of records on specific events and the generation of automatic reports from the history database system. J5 can use an LDAP server for security management.  
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TUY02 Embedded Device Control controls, feedback, storage-ring, booster 58
  • L. R. Dalesio
    BNL, Upton, New York
  The embedded device controller network is seen as an open-source, two tier framework that allows device controllers to control distributed devices at a 5 kHz rate. This network provides timing and data transmission to support a network of 200 input devices to be read into 30 cell controllers, resolve 200x200 control matrices, send the new outputs to the controllers and settle in 200 usecs. It also supports identification of system conditions at a resolution of 2 usecs and a reaction to system conditions in under 20 μs. This paper discusses the plan for development, characterization, and deployment.  
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TUP003 A Modular Control System Based on ACS for Present and Future ANKA Insertion Devices controls, undulator, insertion, insertion-device 82
  • K. Cerff, M. Hagelstein, W. Mexner, T. Spangenberg
    FZK, Karlsruhe
  At the 2.5 GeV synchrotron facility ANKA, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany, the Insertion Device group pioneered the development of superconductive undulators and was the first worldwide to test them with beam. The actual control system for this SCU14 prototype is based on industrial standard software and was up to now not embedded to the communication layer of ANKA Control System (ACS) and not to the ANKA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control system, PVSSII. The paper describes the implementation of a modular control system structure, based on object oriented (OO) technologies, including all the devices of existent and future ANKA-IDs. As a second topic the hardware solution, based on Cosylabs MIOC, to interface undulator motion control of gaps and scrapers, main power supply, corrector power supplies, temperature control and Interlocks is described. The integration of the housekeeping functions, cooling, vacuum control and Interlocks to PVSSII and their communication with ACS are discussed.  
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TUP012 The Total-Temperature Measurements and Interlock System at the VEPP-4M Collider collider, controls, monitoring, resonance 105
  • O. A. Plotnikova
    BINP, Novosibirsk
  • V. I. Kaplin, S. E. Karnaev, A. N. Kvashnin, S. P. Vasichev
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk
  The temperature conditions affect the circulating bunches parameters in colliders. So, the permanent temperature measurements are very important for the estimation of the beam energy during the experiments with colliding beams. The system is realized in order to measure precisely temperature in a lot of points (about 500) of the VEPP-4M facility: magnet yokes, coils, air in the tunnel and electrical power connections, RF cavities, water cooling, environment. The system provides the interlock functions. In the case of overheating in measuring points the system switch off the corresponding power supplies. The system is based on using of DS1631Z Accuracy Digital Thermometers and 32-channel home-developed controller. The controllers are connected to PC via serial interface. Temperature values are renewed automatically for the all channels in each controller in 0.75 second. The program running in PC reads the data from the all controllers and transfers the temperature data to PostgreSQL database every minute. The graphic interface provides browsing of the temperature diagrams for the selected thermometers for any period of time. All the programs run under Linux.

*The precision temperature measuring system of the VEPP-4M electron-positron collider,
Proc. of RuPAC 2006, Novosibirsk

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TUP015 A Modbus/TCP-based Power Supply Interface controls, ion, linac, quadrupole 113
  • D. T. Touchard, C. H. Haquin
    GANIL, Caen
  The Spiral2 project is aiming to provide high intensity rare ion beams for nuclear physics experiments. It is based first on a primary beam driver accelerator consisting of a RFQ followed by a superconducting L. I.N. A.C., then a rare ion production process delivers the beam either to a low energy experimental area or to the existing Ganil facility. The EPICS software has been chosen as the basic framework to improve efficient collaboration between several research laboratories (CEA-IRFU, CNRS-IPHC, GANIL) which are designing the accelerator control system. The whole facility will integrate more than 600 power supplies used for the magnetic and high voltage equipment control of the accelerator. It has been decided to interface these power supplies through the MODBUS/TCP protocol, using Ethernet as a field bus. This paper introduces the EPICS software archetype set up to assess the practicability of such a solution and presents a first implantation for prototyping.  
TUP016 Development of Data-logging System for FFAG Accelerator Complex in KURRI controls, ion-source, ion, booster 116
  • A. Osanai, M. Tanigaki
    KURRI, Osaka
  The control system for an FFAG accelerator complex in KURRI (Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute) is based on PLC and LabVIEW on PC. In order to manage a lot of parameters of accelerator all through the operations, the data-logging system using SQL server and Web-browsing databases using PHP have been constructed. Some data-transfer methods were attempted for the purpose of getting the effective data processing cycle in our environment. The construction method and the performance of our data-logging system will be introduced in the presentation.  
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WEX03 Development of Embedded EPICS on F3RP61-2L controls, target, extraction, linac 145
  • A. Uchiyama
    SHI Accelerator Service ltd., Tokyo
  • K. Furukawa, N. Kamikubota, H. Nakagawa, T. T. Nakamura, J.-I. Odagiri, M. Tomizawa, N. Yamamoto
    KEK, Ibaraki
  • K. Kameda, T. Natsui, H. Shiratsu
    Yokogawa, Tokyo
  • M. Komiyama
    RIKEN Nishina Center, Wako, Saitama
  • T. Nakamura
    MELCO SC, Tsukuba
  • M. Takagi
    Kanto Information Service (KIS), Accelerator Group, Ibaraki
  Control systems of modern accelerators, such as RIBF, KEKB and J-PARC, adopt many programmable Logic controllers (PLCs). They are supervised by Input/Output controllers (IOCs) of Experimental and Industrial Control System (EPICS) with being controlled and monitored through Ethernet connections. In this type of control system, the adoption of Ethernet as a field-bus reduces the work load for the development of device/driver support modules of EPICS. On the other hand, having controllers (PLCs) under yet another controllers (IOCs) doubles the work load for the implementation of the front-end software. In order to solve the problem, we developed an embedded EPICS on F3RP61-2L, a CPU module running Linux that can work with a base module and I/O modules for FA-M3 PLC. We found that the IOC program can run without any modifications on the CPU module. This paper describes the details of the embedded EPICS system and the application of the new type of IOC for the control systems in operation and under construction.  
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WEZ01 The TINE Common Device Interface in Operation controls, linac, diagnostics, background 154
  • P. Duval, H. Wu
    DESY, Hamburg
  • U. R. Ristau
    EMBL, Hamburg
  The Common Device Interface (CDI)* is the primary device layer used in the TINE** control system. It offers a generic, database-driven view of a server’s hardware, where a hardware address, irrespective of the underlying bus, simply appears as a named device, which is accessed via the TINE client API. To date, CDI-supported busses include several CAN implementations, RS232, TwinCat***, Libera****, Siemens PLC, as well as the DESY in-house bus SEDAC. In this paper, we report on the latest features of CDI and more importantly on the first experiences of using CDI in operations, primarily in the PETRA3 pre-accelerator chain and in DC, Servo, and stepper motor control at the EMBL beamlines.

* Duval and Wu, “Using the Common Device Interface in TINE”, Proceedings PCaPAC 2006.
** http://tine.desy.de
*** http://www.beckhoffautomation.com
**** http://www.i-tech.si/products.php

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WEZ03 A configurable Interlock System for RF Stations at XFEL controls, klystron, site, diagnostics 159
  • M. Penno, W. Köhler, H. Leich, B. Petrosyan, G. Trowitzsch, R. W. Wenndorff
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen
  • S. Choroba, T. Grevsmühl
    DESY, Hamburg
  The interlock system prevents any damage from the cost expensive components of the RF station. The system monitors various system components, computes the status in-formation in realtime and reports actual status to the control system. The system is designed for maximum reliability and max. time of operation. It includes self diagnostic and modular repair strategies. The interlock incorporates a controller and slave modules that perform the I/O opera-tion. They are connected to distribution panels that supply flexible interfaces to exter-nal components. The interlock logic is implemented in hardware and operates independ from the proc-essor and the software. The software accomplishes the hardware selftest on system startup. Further applications provide communication interfaces over Ethernet used by administration and the controlsystem. A runtime software integrity selftest strategy has been implemented for high reliability. It covers detection of stack overflows, thread deadlocks, memory corruption and is able to recover the system without inter-rupting interlock operation. The interlock system performs well its task at FLASH (DESY, Hamburg Site) and at PITZ (DESY, Zeuthen Site).  
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WEP001 Preliminary Implementations for the New Spiral2 Project Control System controls, ion, linac, rfq 165
  • E. Lécorché, P. Gillette, D. T. Touchard
    GANIL, Caen
  • J. F. Denis, F. Gougnaud, J.-F. Gournay, Y. Lussignol, P. Mattei
    CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette
  • P. G. Graehling, J. H. Hosselet, C. M. Maazouzi, C. O. Olivetto
    IPHC, Strasbourg Cedex 2
  The Spiral2 project consists of a new facility to provide high intensity rare ions beams. It is based on a primary beam driver accelerator (RFQ followed by a superconducting linac) and a rare ion production process delivering the beam either to a low energy experimental area or to the existing Ganil facility. From October this year, one ion source coupled with a first beam line section will be in test; then, the injector (ion and deuteron sources, RFQ) will be tested by the end of 2010 so the whole accelerator should be commissioned by the end of 2011; the first exotic beams being planned one year later. The accelerator control system design results from the collaboration between several institutes and Epics has been chosen as the basic framework. The paper therefore presents the main choices: MVME5500 CPUs, VME I/O boards, VxWorks, Siemens PLCs, Modbus field buses, EDM screens and Java applications, Linux PCs, use of a LabView/Epics gateway<br/>Specific topics are the evaluation of the XAL environment, an Epics design to address the power supplies, an emittance measurement system, the development of a beam profiler interface and the investigation for a triggered acquisition system.  
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WEP010 Development of a PC/104-Plus Based CPU Module with Power over Ethernet Capability controls, site 186
  • M. Ishii, T. Masuda, T. Ohata, R. T. Tanaka
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken
  We developed a PC/104-Plus based CPU module with power over ethernet (PoE, IEEE 802.3af) capability. It is based on RENESAS* SH-4 CPU that is used for embedded applications requiring both high performance and low power consumption. We ported Linux 2.6 kernel to the CPU module and set up to run on diskless environment of NFS root. By stacking a dedicated PoE low power module onto the CPU module, it runs without a direct DC power supply. The PoE capability has advantages of power cable saving and power management by remote operation via a power sourcing equipment such as a switching hub. We can choose stackable PC/104 or PC/104-Plus peripheral I/O modules from a variety of commercial products such as analog inputs and outputs or digital inputs/outputs. Therefore, we can assemble a compact, flexible and low-cost embedded-measurement instrument. As a first application, we have a plan to apply the CPU module to a precise analog-signal measurement such as a digital voltmeter. We will report the influence of the PoE power sourcing on the precise measurement.

* http://www.renesas.com/

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WEP015 Control Room Graphical Applications for the Elettra New Injector controls, booster, monitoring, background 201
  • G. Strangolino, C. Scafuri, G. Scalamera, L. Zambon
    ELETTRA, Basovizza, Trieste
  • V. Forchi'
    ESO, Garching bei Muenchen
  Integrating the Tango Control System with the Qt framework lead to an efficient multithreaded architecture, named QTango, whose components have allowed the design and implementation of Graphical User Interfaces aimed at controlling the Elettra's new injector. This paper describes the structure of the library together with some generic and specific tools taking advantage of the QTango infrastructure.  
WEP021 Status of the Control System for the Therapy Facility HIT ion, controls, diagnostics, target 215
  • T. Fleck, R. Bär
    GSI, Darmstadt
  • J. M. Mosthaf
    HIT, Heidelberg
  Shortly before first tumour patients will be treated with high-energy ions at the facility in Heidelberg we give an overview of the control systems special characteristics, current status and remaining functionality to completion. The control system was designed by GSI but has been developed by an all-industrial partner. At each of the three therapy rooms more than 20000 combinations of beam energy, intensity and focus can be requested by the therapy control system. The commissioning for carbon and proton ion beams has already been conducted by GSI. We show how different operating conditions are implemented to ensure at the same time the possibility for experimental research while beam properties already verified within medical test procedures must not be altered without following predefined workflows. Therefore all system and device parameters as well as all set values that possibly change beam properties for patient treatment have to be securely locked or e.g. integrated into checksums. We will also focus on several minor and a few major changes in functionality that had to be implemented to conform to the requirements that originated by the risk assessment of the control system.  
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