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TY - CONF AU - Fernandez Carmona, P. AU - Eichin, M. AU - Grossmann, M. AU - Heimann, F. AU - Regele, H.A. AU - Weber, D.C. AU - van der Meer, R. ED - Schaa, Volker RW TI - Development of a PXI Based Test Stand for Automatization of the Quality Assurance of the Patient Safety System in a Proton Therapy Centre J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain, 8-13 October 2017 C1 - Barcelona, Spain T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems T3 - 16 LA - english AB - At the Centre for Proton Therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute a cyclotron, two gantries and a fixed beamline are being used to treat tumours. In order to prevent non-optimal beam delivery, an interlock patient safety system (PaSS) was implemented that interrupts the treatment if any sub-system reports an error. To ensure correct treatment, the PaSS needs to be thoroughly tested as part of the regular quality assurance as well as after each change. This typically required weeks of work, extensive beam-time and may not comprehensively detect all possible failure modes. With the opportunity of the installation of a new gantry, an automated PaSS test stand was developed that can emulate the rest of the facility. It consists of a NI PXI chassis with virtually unlimited IOs synchronously stimulated or sampled at 1MHz, a set of adapters to connect each type of interfaced signal and a runtime environment. We have also developed a VHDL based formal language to describe stimuli, assertions and specific measurements. We present the use of our test stand in the verification and validation of the PaSS, showing how its full quality assurance, including report generation was reduced to minutes. PB - JACoW CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 1604 EP - 1607 KW - ion KW - hardware KW - interface KW - GUI KW - proton DA - 2018/01 PY - 2018 SN - 978-3-95450-193-9 DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THPHA098 UR - http://jacow.org/icalepcs2017/papers/thpha098.pdf ER -