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MOY02 Development and Current Status of the Control System for 150 MeV FFAG Accelerator Complex controls, booster, radioactivity, induction 13
  • M. Tanigaki, N. Abe, K. Takamiya, T. Takeshita, H. Yashima, H. Yoshino
    KURRI, Osaka
  A control system for a 150 MeV FFAG accelerator complex in KURRI has been developed and served for actual commissioning of this accelerator complex with high reliability. This control system has been developed using simple and versatile tools such as PLCs, LabVIEW for MMI/DAQ systems, MySQL and Apache, and this can be a good example for small institutes without specialists on accelerator control. In the presentation, the review on the design and development of our control system will be made from the perspective of developers without specialized experience on accelerator control, as well as the report on the current status and recent developments of our control system.  
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TUX02 Experiences with PVSS II as an Overall SCADA System for ANKA controls, storage-ring, synchrotron, diagnostics 46
  • W. Mexner, K. Cerff, M. Hagelstein, T. Spangenberg
    FZK, Karlsruhe
  The control system of the synchrotron radiation source ANKA at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe was segmented into several autonomous parts. The storage ring have been controlled by the ACS control system, the infrastructure facilities by the supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) named IGSS, and several autonomous PLC based interlock systems for the accelerators and beam lines. Each system required special knowledge for maintenance and failure diagnostics. In order to improve the manageability and to reduce cost, the SCADA system PVSS II has been chosen as a supervisory control system, integrating each of the individual parts. As the interface is open and easy to handle the integration was straightforward. The majority of the existing control systems have been integrated with limited man power during a one year period followed by a continuous optimization process. The new system with a common look and feel for beam lines and machine was quickly accepted by beam line scientists, technicians and operators.  
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TUP005 Overview of the Personnel Safety System at the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Facility controls, ion, ion-source, monitoring 88
  • S. Scheloske, J. M. Mosthaf
    HIT, Heidelberg
  The HIT (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy) Centre is the first heavy ion therapy accelerator in Europe, which is operated by the university hospital of Heidelberg, Germany. In accordance with the german radiological protection ordinance, a personnel safety system (PSS) was installed during the comissioning of the accelerator. Main functions of the PSS are radiation protection, gate control, emergency stop handling, change of the state of the protection areas and safety interlocks. The PSS is a stand alone part of the accelerator control system and consists of several OPC servers and a special designed GUI for the control room. The installation of the PSS was started in June 2006 and finished in March 2008. This presentation will report on the concept and realization of the PSS.  
TUP014 Software Control for a Multilayer Monochromator controls, synchrotron, synchrotron-radiation, monitoring 110
  • A. Pazos, M. DiCastro, S. Fiedler, D. Fulla, T. Gehrmann, C. Hermes, D. Jahn, F. Ridoutt, U. R. Ristau, B. Robrahn
    EMBL, Hamburg
  The EMBL is located at the DESY site in Hamburg and operates 5 beamlines at the DORIS III storage ring. Currently the EMBL Hamburg is in charge to build three new beamlines at the new PETRA III high-brilliance synchrotron radiation source which will commence user operation in 2009. A new multilayer double-crystal monochromator has been developed in house. This has been a real application test for the software and hardware architecture of the new PETRAIII beamlines. An embedded-PC controls the electronic integrated in the EtherCAT real-time Ethernet bus. Inside this PC a logic of PLC’s directly drives the hardware allowing real time data acquisition. The control of the system is distributed and remotely accessible by a connection to a TINE device server. The commissioning phase has been done using a Labview TINE client application. The client is able to perform on-the-fly scans thanks to the PLC's base logic. In the following paper the different pieces of the system are presented as well as an overview of the instrument.  
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TUP022 A .NET Interface for Channel Access controls, synchrotron, synchrotron-radiation, laser 134
  • G. Cox
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire
  The control system for Accelerators and Lasers In Combined Experiments (ALICE) under construction at Daresbury Laboratory uses EPICS and vxWorks on VME64x. The client software in use during the commissioning of the accelerator is based on PC consoles running Red Hat Linux 9. Synoptic displays and engineering panels are created using the Extensible Display Manager (EDM) and other standard EPICS extension software is used for archival, alarm handling etc. A similar EPICS based control system is being used for the commissioning of the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE) under construction at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS) control system uses a bespoke control system with client software on PC consoles running Microsoft Windows. We would like to employ a similar approach for the operational client software on ALICE and MICE with Channel Access (CA) clients running on Microsoft Windows PC consoles. This paper presents the .NET Channel Access interface developed at Daresbury and showcases .NET client applications being developed for both ALICE and MICE operations.  
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WEP006 BeamView - A Data Acquisition System for Optical Beam Instrumentation controls, instrumentation, ion, linac 180
  • R. Haseitl, C. A. Andre, F. Becker, P. Forck
    GSI, Darmstadt
  At the GSI accelerator facility, several optical beam instrumentation devices for transversal profile measurement are installed. Their readout is done with FireWire CCD cameras attached to a small embedded device, specialized for image processing tasks (National Instruments Compact Vision System 1456). Here a LabView application preprocesses the images based on user requests. The resulting data (e.g. projections, histograms, compressed or original images) is sent over ethernet to a Windows or Linux PC, reaching frame rates above 30fps at VGA resolution. Using C++ with Qt libraries for networking and GUI purposes, platform independence without source code modification is achieved. In this paper we present the system components and software design to control CCD cameras and various other devices with an easy-to-use graphical user interface for machine operators.  
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