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MOAPL01 The Control System for the Linear Accelerator at the European XFEL: Status and First Experiences 1
  • T. Wilksen, A. Aghababyan, R. Bacher, P.K. Bartkiewicz, C. Behrens, T. Delfs, P. Duval, L. Fröhlich, W. Gerhardt, C. Gindler, O. Hensler, K. Hinsch, J.M. Jäger, R. Kammering, S. Karstensen, H. Kay, H. Kay, V. Kocharyan, A. Labudda, T. Limberg, S.M. Meykopff, A. Petrosyan, G. Petrosyan, L.P. Petrosyan, V. Petrosyan, P. Pototzki, K.R. Rehlich, G. Schlesselmann, E. Sombrowski, M. Staack, J. Szczesny, M. Walla, J. Wilgen, H. Wu
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  The European XFEL (E-XFEL) is a 3.4 km long X-ray Free-Electron Laser facility and consists of a superconducting, linear accelerator with initially three undulator beam lines. The construction and installation of the E-XFEL is being completed this year and commissioning is well underway. First photon beams are expected to be available for early users in the second half of 2017. This paper will focus on the control system parts for the linear accelerator with its more than 7 million parameters and highlight briefly its design and implementation. Namely the hardware framework based on the MicroTCA.4 standard, testing software concepts and components at real and virtual accelerator facilities and a well-established method for integrating high-level controls into the middle layer through a shot-synchronized data acquisition allowed for a rapid deployment and commissioning of the accelerator. Status and experiences from a technical and an operational point-of-view will be presented.  
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MOAPL02 The First Operation of the MAX IV Laboratory Synchrotron Facilities 6
  • V.H. Hardion, A. Barsek, P.J. Bell, F. Bolmsten, Y. Cerenius, F. H. Hennies, J.J. Jamróz, K. Larsson, J. Lidón-Simon, M. Lindberg, Z. Matej, P. Sjöblom, M. Sjöström, D.P. Spruce
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  On 21st of June 2016 the MAX IV Laboratory was inaugurated in the presence of the officials and has welcome the first external researchers to the new experimental stations. The MAX IV facility is the largest and most ambitious Swedish investment in research infrastructure and designed to be one of the brightest source of X-rays worldwide. The current achievements, progress, collaborations and vision of the facility will be described from the perspective of the control and IT systems.  
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MOAPL03 Status of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Integrated Computer Control and Information Systems 14
  • G.K. Brunton, Y.W. Abed, M.A. Fedorov, B.T. Fishler, D.W. Larson, A.P. Ludwigsen, D.G. Mathisen, V.J. Miller Kamm, M. Paul, R.K. Reed, D.E. Speck, E.A. Stout, S.L. Townsend, B.M. Van Wonterghem, S. Weaver, E.F. Wilson
    LLNL, Livermore, California, USA
  Funding: This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's largest and most energetic laser experimental facility with 192 beams capable of delivering 1.8 megajoules of 500-terawatt ultraviolet laser energy to a target. The energy, temperatures and pressures capable of being generated on the NIF allow scientists the ability to generate conditions similar to the center of the sun and explore the physics of planetary interiors, supernovae, black holes and thermonuclear burn. This year concludes a very successful multi-year plan of optimizations to the control & information systems and operational processes to increase the quantity of experimental target shots conducted in the facility. In addition, many new system control and diagnostic capabilities have been commissioned for operational use to maximize the scientific value produced. With NIF expecting to be operational for greater than 20 years focus has also been placed on optimizing the software processes to improve the sustainability of the control system. This talk will report on the current status of each of these areas in support of the wide variety of experiments being conducted in the facility.
Release No.: LLNL-ABS-727237-DRAFT
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MOAPL04 SwissFEL Control System - Overview, Status, and Lessons Learned 19
  • E. Zimoch, A.D. Alarcon, D. Anicic, A.G. Bertrand, R. Biffiger, K. Bitterli, M. Boccioli, H. Brands, P. Bucher, T. Celcer, P. Chevtsov, E.J. Divall, S.G. Ebner, M. Gasche, F. Haemmerli, C.E. Higgs, T. Humar, M. Janousch, G. Janser, G. Jud, B. Kalantari, R. Kapeller, R.A. Krempaská, D.J. Lauk, M.P. Laznovsky, H. Lutz, D. Maier-Manojlovic, F. Märki, V. Ovinnikov, T. Pal, W. Portmann, S.G. Rees, T. Zamofing, C. Zellweger, D. Zimoch
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  The SwissFEL is a new free electron laser facility at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland. Commissioning started in 2016 and resulted in first lasing in December 2016 (albeit not on the design energy). In 2017, the commissioning continued and will result in the first pilot experiments at the end of the year. The close interaction of experiment and accelerator components as well as the pulsed electron beam required a well thought out integration of the control system including some new concepts and layouts. This paper presents the current status of the control system together with some lessons learned.  
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TUPHA050 The SKA Dish Local Monitoring and Control System 508
  • S. Riggi, U. Becciani, A. Costa, A. Ingallinera, F. Schillirò, C. Trigilio
    INAF-OACT, Catania, Italy
  • S. Buttaccio, G. Nicotra
    INAF IRA, Bologna, Italy
  • R. Cirami, A. Marassi
    INAF-OAT, Trieste, Italy
  The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the world's largest and most sensitive radio observatory ever built. SKA is currently completing the pre-construction phase before initiating mass construction phase 1, in which two arrays of radio antennas - SKA1-Mid and SKA1-Low - will be installed in the South Africa's Karoo region and Western Australia's Murchinson Shire, each covering a different range of radio frequencies. The SKA1-Mid array comprises 130 15-m diameter dish antennas observing in the 350 MHz-14 GHz range and will be remotely orchestrated by the SKA Telescope Manager (TM) system. To enable onsite and remote operations each dish will be equipped with a Local Monitoring and Control (LMC) system responsible to directly manage and coordinate antenna instrumentation and subsystems, providing a rolled-up monitoring view and high-level control to TM. This paper gives a status update of the antenna instrumentation and control software design and provides details on the LMC software prototype being developed.  
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TUPHA051 The Control System of Novosibirsk Free Electron Laser 513
  • V.R. Kozak, E.A. Kuper, T.V. Salikova, P.A. Selivanov, S.S. Serednyakov, S.V. Tararyshkin, A.G. Tribendis, N.A. Vinokurov
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  Novosibirsk Free electron Laser (FEL) based on multi-turn energy recovery linac is the source of coherent radiation with ability of wavelength tuning. It involves one single-turn and one 4-turn microtron-recuperator, which are have general injection channel and acceleration section. There are three different free electron lasers, mounted on different tracks of these accelerators, and operating on different electron beam energy and have different wavelength range and power of generated radiation. Whole FEL facility is a complex physics installation, controlled by large amount of equipment of different types. Therefore, for effective control and monitor of FEL operation state and its parameters, the particularized control system was developed. In this paper the architecture, hardware, software compound parts of this control system are considered. Also main abilities, characteristics of this system and examples of its usage are presented.  
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TUPHA056 Conceptual Design of Treatment Control System for a Proton Therapy Facility at HUST 518
  • W. Li, D. Li, P. Tan
    HUST, Wuhan, People's Republic of China
  A proton facility based on a superconducting cyclotron for cancer treatment is to be built by Huagong Tech Company Limeted, Wuhan, China. This facility is aimed at providing proton beams with continuously tuneable energy from 70 MeV to 250 MeV, for kinds of cancer treatments. Our team is responsible for the development of the treatment control system, which consists a number of functional modules and connects to many subsystems. In this paper, we will report our conceptual design of the treatment control system.  
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TUPHA057 The Control System for the ELI-NP Gamma Beam Delivery and Diagnostics 521
  • G. Chen, M. Ciubancan, C. Matei, A. Pappalardo, G. Suliman, C.A. Ur
    IFIN-HH, Bucharest - Magurele, Romania
  The high brilliance Gamma Beam System (GBS) at ELI-NP will deliver quasi-monochromatic gamma beams with a high spectral density (10, 000 photons/s/eV) and high degree of linear polarization (>95%). The Gamma Beam Delivery and Diagnostics (GBDD) of ELI-NP is implemented to deliver the gamma beams to the experimental setups and to monitor the characteristics of the beams. An EPICS control system is developed for the GBDD to support two main categories of equipment: i) equipment for the delivery of the gamma beam including vacuum systems, collimators, alignment platforms, and moveable beam dumps; ii) devices to be used during the operation of the GBS for diagnostics and monitoring including digitizers, power supplies, detectors, and profile system. High-level applications for the Gamma Beam diagnostics system are under development to complement the real-time measurements and monitoring including energy spread measurement, flux and polarization measurement, spatial profile monitor and time structure monitor. This paper describes all the aspects of the EPICS Control System for ELI-NP GBDD, including the hardware integration, network architecture, and high-level applications.  
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TUPHA058 The Control Systems of SXFEL and DCLS 525
  • Y.B. Yan, G.H. Chen, J.G. Ding, S.M. Hu, Y.J. Liu, Q.R. Mi, H.F. Miao, C.L. Yu, H. Zhao, H.J. Zhu
    SSRF, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  The high-gain free electron lasers (FEL) have given scientists hopes for new scientific discoveries in many frontier research areas. The Shanghai X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (SXFEL) test facility is commissioning at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) campus. The Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS) has successfully commissioned in the northeast of China, which is the brightest vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) free electron laser facility. The control systems of the two facilities are base on EPICS. The industrial computer, programmable logic controller (PLC) and field programmable gate array (FPGA) are adopt for device control. The archiver is based on the PostgreSQL database. The high-level applications are developed using Python. The details of the control system design, construction and commissioning will be reported in this paper.  
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TUPHA059 Status of the GBAR control project at CERN 531
  • P. Lotrus
    CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • G.A. Durand, Y. Le Noa
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  • A. Gaget, A. Gomes, J.F. Lecointe, J.Y. Roussé
    CEA/DRF/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  One yet unanswered questions in physics today concerns the action of gravity upon antimatter. The GBAR experiment proposes to measure the free fall acceleration of neutral antihydrogen atoms. Installation of the project at CERN (ELENA) began in late 2016. This research project is facing new challenges and needs flexibility with hardware and software. EPICS modularity and distributed architecture has been tested for control system and to provide flexibility for future installation improvement. This paper describes the development of the software and the set of software tools that are being used on the project.  
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TUPHA060 Control System of the Linear Accelerator as a Part of Nuclear Facility NSC KIPT Neutron Source 534
  • D.V. Tarasov, V.P. Lyashchenko, A.Y. Zelinsky
    NSC/KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine
  NSC KIPT Neutron Source on the base of subcritical assembly involves 100 MeV/100 kW electron linear accelerator as a driver. Because the Neutron Source is nuclear facility all technological systems of the facility are under regulation of State Inspection of Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine that is working in accordance with international nuclear regulation legislation. This regulation demands certain requirement to the design and realization of the facility control system in order to provide the conditions of the facility safe operation. In the paper, the features of control system of the linear accelerators as a part of nuclear facility NSC KIPT Neutron Source are described.  
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TUPHA061 Status of the NSC KIPT Neutron Source 537
  • O. Bezditko, I.M. Karnaukhov, A. Mytsykov, D.V. Tarasov, A.Y. Zelinsky
    NSC/KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine
  In NSC KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine the state of art nuclear facility Neutron Source on the base of subcritical assembly driven with 100 MeV/100 kW electron linear accelerator has been build. The electron beam generates neutrons during bombarding the tungsten or uranium target. The subcritical assembly of low enrichment uranium is used to multiply the initial neutrons due to fission of the uranium nuclei. The facility is the first world facility of such kind. It is supposed that maximal value of multiplying neutron factor in the source will be equal to 0.95. So, the neutron flux will be increased as much as 50 times. Because of sub-criticality the facility eliminates the possibility to produce the self-sustained chain reaction. Now the Neutron source is under commissioning. In the report the facility and its control system current status is presented.  
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TUPHA063 Australian Square Kilometre Pathfinder - Commissioning to Operations 540
  • M. Marquarding
    CASS, Epping, Australia
  The Australian Square Kilometre Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a radio telescope array in Western Australia. A third of the 36 telescopes forming the array have been fully commissioned and are in use under the early science program. The construction phase for the rest of the array has now completed and commissioning is continuing. This report continues on from the last status update and addresses new challenges as the telescope moves into the operational phase. The architecture of the system has proven robust, however some of the third party software choices have been reviewed as new software packages have appeared in the years since the initial adoption. We present the reasoning behind replacing some of our processes and software packages to ensure long-term operation of the instrument.  
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TUPHA064 The LIGHT Control and Interlock Systems 543
  • R. Moser, H. Pavetits
    ADAM SA, Geneva, Switzerland
  LIGHT (Linac Image Guided Hadron Technology) is a particle therapy system* developed by Advanced Oncotherapy plc. Accelerator, control and interlock systems are developed by its subsidiary A.D.A.M. SA, a CERN spin-off. The system is being designed to accelerate protons up to 230 MeV using a modular and compact 25-meter-long linear accelerator. It is being designed to operate in pulsed mode where beam properties (energy, pulse charge and spot size) can be changed at 200 Hz. The LIGHT product will be installed in different facilities. As such, the installations will differ in accelerator and beam transfer line layouts, number of treatment rooms (with an optional gantry), facility services, equipment suppliers and equipment versions. Thus the control and interlock systems need to be extensible through configuration and modularization. To achieve this, the control system relies on a multi-tier architecture with a clear separation between front-end devices and controllers. To minimize time-to-market, the systems rely mostly on COTS hardware and software, including a timing and triggering system and a light-weight software framework to standardize front-end controllers.
* The LIGHT Proton Therapy System is still subject to conformity assessment by AVO's Notified Body as well as clearance by the USA-FDA
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TUPHA065 Recent Enhancements to the Los Alamos Isotope Production Facility 548
  • M. Pieck, S.A. Baily, E. Espinoza, J.A. Faucett, J.O. Hill, F.M. Nortier, J.F. O'Hara, E.R. Olivas, A.R. Patten, L. Rybarcyk, J. F. Snyder, E.A. Swensen, R.A. Valicenti, H.A. Watkins, K.A. Woloshun
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: The work described was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science via the Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications subprogram in the Office of Nuclear Physics.
Isotopes produced at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are saving lives, advancing cutting-edge research, and helping to address national security questions. For the past two years LANL's Accelerator Operations & Technology Division has executed a $6.4M improvement project for the Isotope Production Facility. The goals are to reduce the programmatic risk and enhance facility reliability while at the same time pursuing opportunities to increase general isotope production capacity. This has led to some exciting innovations. In this paper we will discuss the engineering designs for our new collimator, which is both adjustable and 'active' (i.e. equipped with beam current and temperature measurements), as well as our upgraded beam raster system and new beam diagnostics capabilities. We will also report on results obtained and lessons learned from the commissioning phase and initial production run.
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TUPHA214 Current Status of IPM Linac Control System 973
  • S. Haghtalab, F. Ghasemi, M. Lamehi
    IPM, Tehran, Iran
  • F. Abbasi Davani
    Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, Tehran, Iran
  • S. Ahmadian
    ILSF, Tehran, Iran
  Funding: Institute for research in fundamental sciences (IPM)
This paper reports the progress of the control system for IPM 10 MeV accelerator. As an electron linac, it consists of beam injection acceleration tube, radio frequency production and transmission, target, diagnostics and control and safety. In support of this source, an EPICS-based integrated control system has been designed and being implemented from scratch to provide access to the critical control points and continues to grow to simplify operation of the system. In addition to a PLC-based machine protection component and IO interface, a CSS-based suite of control GUI monitors systems including Modulator and RF, Vacuum, Magnets, and electron gun. An overview of this system is presented in this article.
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THPHA050 Development, Commissioning and Operation of the Large Scale CO2 Detector Cooling Systems for CMS Pixel Phase I Upgrade 1478
  • M. Ostrega, J. Daguin, S. Pavis, P. Petagna, P. Tropea, B. Verlaat, L. Zwalinski
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  During the 2017 Year-end Technical Stop of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the CMS experiment has successfully installed a new pixel detector in the frame of Phase I upgrade. This new detector will operate using evaporative CO2 technology as its cooling system. Carbon Dioxide, as state of the art technology for current and future tracking detectors, allows for significant material budget saving that is critical for the tracking performance. The road towards operation of the final CO2 cooling system in the experiment passed through intensive prototype phase at the CMS Tracker Integration Facility (TIF) for both cooling process hardware and its control system. This paper briefly describes the general design of both the CMS and TIF CO2 detector cooling systems, and focuses on control system architecture, operation and safety philosophy, commissioning results and operation experience. Additionally, experience in using the Ethernet IP industrial fieldbus as distributed IO is presented. Various pros and cons of using this technology are discussed, based on the solutions developed for Schneider Premium PLCs, WAGO and FESTO IOs using the UNICOS CPC 6 framework of CERN.  
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THPHA051 Present Status of the Daejeon Ion Accelerator Complex at KAERI 1482
  • S.-R. Huh, D.S. Chang, C.K. Hwang, J.-T. Jin, S.K. Lee, B.H. Oh
    KAERI, Daejon, Republic of Korea
  Funding: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) grant funded by the Korean government(MSIP:Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) (No. 2015M2B2A6031448).
The Daejeon ion accelerator complex (DIAC) is being constructed at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) in order to fulfill an increasing demand for heavy ion beam facilities for various purposes including material study and biological research. Based on devices of the Tokai radioactive ion accelerator complex received from high energy accelerator research organization (KEK), Japan, the dedicated accelerators in the DIAC are designed to produce stable heavy ion beams with energies up to 1 MeV/u. To date, (1) assembly of the electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) ion source and linacs delivered in pieces from the KEK (2) installation of the power supply, coolant circulation system, and vacuum pump system, (3) operation test of the ECR ion source, (4) full-power tests of the interdigital H-type (IH) and radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linacs, (5) construction of a radiation shielded walls for the DIAC, (6) tests of tuners in the RFQ, IH, and rebuncher, and (7) reorganization of the integrated control system have been completed. In the presentation, current status, plans, and test results for the DIAC construction will be presented and discussed in detail.
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THPHA052 LIA-20 Control System Project 1485
  • G.A. Fatkin, A.O. Baluev, A.M. Batrakov, E.A. Bekhtenev, E.S. Kotov, Ya.M. Macheret, V.R. Mamkin, A.V. Ottmar, A. Panov, A.V. Pavlenko, A.N. Selivanov, P.A. Selivanov, A.I. Senchenko, S.S. Serednyakov, K.S. Shtro, S.R. Singatulin
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • E.A. Bekhtenev, G.A. Fatkin, E.S. Kotov, A.V. Pavlenko, A.I. Senchenko, S.S. Serednyakov
    NSU, Novosibirsk, Russia
  The project of the control system of linear induction accelerator LIA-20 for radiography is presented in this paper. The accelerator is a complex pulsed machine designed to provide a series of three consecutive electron pulses with an energy up to 20 MeV, current 2 kA and lateral beam size less then 1 mm. To allow reliable operation of the whole complex, coordinated functioning of more then 700 devices must be guaranteed in time frames from milliseconds to several nanoseconds. Total number of control channels exceeds 6000. The control system is based on a variety of specially developed VME and CAN modules and crates. Tango program infrastructure is used. The first stage of commissioning will take place in the end of 2017 and will include launching 5 MeV version of the accelerator.  
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THPHA053 Status of the LIPAc MEBT Local Control System 1489
  • E. Molina Marinas, A. Guirao, L.M. Martinez Fresno, I. Podadera, V. Villamayor
    CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
  • A. Marqueta
    IFMIF/EVEDA, Rokkasho, Japan
  Funding: This work has been partially supported by Spanish government (MINECO) in the frame of the BA Agreement Activities, and (MICINN) under project AIC-A-2011-0654 and FIS2013-40860-R
The Linear Ifmif Prototype Accelerator (LIPAc), is being commissioned in Rokkasho, Japan. The Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) line has already been installed and connected to the ancillary systems, while the mechanical connections to the adjacent systems, the Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and the Diagnostics Plate (DP), are under way. The status of the MEBT Local Control System (LCS) was presented in the previous edition of ICALEPCS [*]. Since then, the functional specifications of the MEBT components controls have been completed, the control cabinets have been designed and are now being installed and the software has been written. In this paper, the final architecture and functionality of the MEBT LCS will be described and the preliminary results of its commissioning will be presented.
[*]MEBT and D-Plate Control System Status of the Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator. J.Calvo et al. ICALEPCS 2015
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THPHA055 Status of the NSRC SOLARIS Control System 1492
  • W.T. Kitka, M.B. Burzynski, M.K. Fa'owski, P. Galuszka, K. Kedron, A. Kisiel, G.W. Kowalski, P. Kurdziel, M. Ostoja-Gajewski, P. Sagało, M.J. Stankiewicz, T. Szymocha, A.I. Wawrzyniak, K. Wawrzyniak, I.S. Zadworny
    Solaris National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  A National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS is a first synchrotron light source in Poland. SOLARIS consists of a linear accelerator , 1.5 GeV storage ring and 2 beamlines (PEEM and UARPES). The beamlines are in commissioning phase and should be ready for the first users in 2018. Additionally there are plans for a few next beamlines. The control system is based on Tango Controls. The system is fully operational. An archiving system uses HDB, TDB and HDB++ tools. PLC system consists of two parts: MPS (Machine Protection System) and PSS (Personal Safety System). The control system has been upgraded recently and it is constantly being improved to meet expectations of its users. The status of the SOLARIS Control System will be presented.  
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THPHA056 The Linac4 Vacuum Control System 1494
  • S. Blanchard, J. De La Gama, R. Ferreira, P. Gomes, A. Gutierrez, G. Pigny, A.P. Rocha
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • L. Kopylov, M.S. Mikheev
    IHEP, Moscow Region, Russia
  Linac4 is 160 MeV H linear accelerator replacing Linac2 as the first injector to the CERN accelerator complex, that culminates with the Large Hadron Collider. This new linac will increase the beam brightness by a factor of two. The vacuum installation consists of 235 remotely controlled pumps, valves and gauges. These instruments are either controlled individually or driven by pumping stations and gas injection processes. Valves and pumps are interlocked according to gauge pressure levels and pump statuses. The vacuum control system communicates with the beam interlock system, the ion source electronics and the Radio Frequency control system, through cabled digital and analog signals. The vacuum control system is based on commercial Programmable Logical Controllers (Siemens PLCs) and a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition application (Siemens SCADA: WINCC OA). This paper describes the control architecture and process, and reports on the control requirements and the implemented solutions.  
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THPHA059 Design and Implementation of SESAME's Storage Ring Control System 1498
  • I. Saleh, A.A. Abbadi, A. Al-Dalleh, A. Ismail
    SESAME, Allan, Jordan
  Funding: IAEA.
SESAME is a synchrotron light source located in Allan, Jordan. It is expected to become operational in late 2017. Storage ring is currently under commissioning. SESAME's control systems are based on EPICS used for developing both soft and hard IOCs. Control System Studio (CSS) is used to build the graphical user interfaces. PLCs are used in machine protection and personal safety systems. VME is used in timing and power supplies control systems. This paper presents progress made in design and development of the Storage ring's control systems including: vacuum, power supplies, RF, diagnostics, cooling, MPS, PSS and timing systems.
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THPHA060 Conceptual Design of the Cryogenic Control System of CFETR TF Coil Test Facility 1502
  • M. Zhuang, L.B. Hu, Z.G. Zhu
    ASIPP, Hefei, People's Republic of China
  Funding: The Key Fund for Outstanding Youth Talent of Anhui Educational Commission of China(NO. 2013SQRL099ZD)
China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) is superconducting Tokamak device which is next-generation engineering reactor between ITER and DEMO. It is now being designed by China national integration design group. In the present design, its magnet system consists of 16 Toroidal Field (TF) coils, 6 Center Solenoid (CS) coils and 8 Poloidal Field (PF) coils. A helium refrigerator with an equivalent cooling capacity of 5kW at 4.5K for CFETR TF coil test facility is proposed. It can provide 3.7K & 4.5K supercritical helium for TF coil, 50K cold helium with a 10g/s flow rate for High Temperature superconducting (HTS) current leads and 50K cold helium with a cooling capacity of 1.5kW for thermal shield. This paper presents the conceptual design of cryogenic control system for CFETR TF coil test including of architecture, hardware design and software development.
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THPHA061 LHC Train Control System for Autonomous Inspections and Measurements 1507
  • M. Di Castro, M.L. Baiguera Tambutti, S.S. Gilardoni, R. Losito, G. Lunghi, A. Masi
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Intelligent robotic systems are becoming essential for inspection and measurements in harsh environments, such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) accelerators complex. Aiming at increasing safety and machine availability, robots can help to perform repetitive or dangerous tasks, reducing the risk for the personnel as the exposure to radiation. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel at CERN has been equipped with fail-safe trains on monorail able to perform autonomously different missions as radiation survey, civil infrastructures monitoring through photogrammetry, fire detection as well as survey measurements of accelerator devices. In this paper, the entire control architecture and the design of the lowlevel control to fulfil the requirements and the challenges of the LHC tunnel are described. The train low-level control is based on a PLC controller that communicates with the surface via 4G through VPN, where a user-friendly graphical user interface allows the operation of the robot. The low-level controller includes a PLC fail-safe program to ensure the safety of the system. The results of the commissioning in the LHC are presented.  
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THPHA062 First Production Use of the New Settings Management System for FAIR 1512
  • J. Fitzek, H.C. Hüther, R. Müller, A. Schaller
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  With the successful commissioning of CRYRING, the first accelerator being operated using the new control system for FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), also the new settings management system is now used in a production environment for the first time. Development efforts are ongoing to realize requirements necessary to support accelerator operations at FAIR. At CRYRING, new concepts for scheduling parallel beams are being evaluated. After these successful tests and the first production use, the focus now is to include major parts of the existing facility (synchrotron SIS18, storage ring ESR and transfer lines) into the system in the context of the Controls Retrofit project. First dry runs are planned for Q4 this year. The settings management system is based on the LSA framework, that was introduced at CERN in 2001 and is being developed and enhanced together in a collaboration with GSI. Notwithstanding all successes of LSA at both institutes, a review study was set up with the goal to make the LSA framework fit for the future. Outcomes of this study and impacts on the settings management system for FAIR are being presented.  
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THPHA063 Status of the CLARA Control System 1517
  • G. Cox, R.F. Clarke, M.D. Hancock, P.W. Heath, N. Knowles, B.G. Martlew, A. Oates, P.H. Owens, W. Smith, J.T.G. Wilson
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • S. Kinder
    DSoFt Solutions Ltd, Warrington, United Kingdom
  STFC Daresbury Laboratory has recently commissioned Phase 1 of CLARA (Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications) [1], a novel FEL (Free Electron Laser) test facility focussed on the generation of ultra-short photon pulses of coherent light with high levels of stability and synchronisation. The main motivation for CLARA is to test new FEL schemes that can later be implemented on existing and future short wavelength FELs. Particular focus will be on ultra-short pulse generation, pulse stability, and synchronisation with external sources. Knowledge gained from the development and operation of CLARA will inform the aims and design of a future UK-XFEL. The control system for CLARA is a distributed control system based upon the EPICS software framework. The control system builds on experience gained from previous EPICS based facilities at Daresbury including ALICE (formerly ERLP) [2] and VELA [3]. This paper presents the current status of the CLARA control system and discusses the systems deployed for Phase 1 and future plans for later phases.  
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THPHA064 Control System Status of SuperKEKB Injector Linac 1522
  • M. Satoh, Y. Enomoto, K. Furukawa, F. Miyahara, T. Natsui, I. Satake, Y. Seimiya, H. Sugimura, T. Suwada
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • K. Hisazumi, T. Kudou, Y. Kuroda, S. Kusano, Y. Mizukawa, S. Ushimoto
    Mitsubishi Electric System & Service Co., Ltd, Tsukuba, Japan
  • T. Ohfusa, H.S. Saotome, M. Takagi
    Kanto Information Service (KIS), Accelerator Group, Ibaraki, Japan
  The Phase I beam commissioning of SuperKEKB has been conducted from February to June in the last year. The injector linac has successfully delivered the electron and positron beams to the SuperKEKB main ring. The linac beam studies and subsystem developments are also intensively going on together with the daily normal beam injection to both rings of the SuperKEKB and two light sources. Towards Phase II and III beam commissioning of SuperKEKB, one of key issues is a fine beam control with the new beam position monitor readout system, a positron capture system based on the flux concentrator, a pulsed quadrupole and steering magnets, and a low emittance photo-cathode rf electron source. In this paper, we report the control system status of SuperKEKB injector linac together with the commissioning result of Phase I. In addition, the improvement plant of injector control system is also mentioned.  
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THPHA065 Operation Experiences and Development of the TPS Control System 1526
  • K.T. Hsu, Y.-T. Chang, J. Chen, Y.-S. Cheng, P.C. Chiu, S.Y. Hsu, K.H. Hu, C.H. Huang, D. Lee, C.Y. Liao, C.Y. Wu
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  Control system was operated near three years to support commissioning and operation of the TPS. Experiences accumulated in last three years in hardware, software have been confirmed it can fulfil its mission. Functionality and reliability were improved during last three years. Long term strategic for performance improvement and maintenance are revised. Efforts will be summarized in this reports.  
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THPHA066 MeerKAT Project Status Report 1531
  • L.R. Brederode, L. Van den Heever
    SKA South Africa, National Research Foundation of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
  The MeerKAT radio telescope is currently in full production in South Africa's Karoo region and will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope array in the centimeter wavelength regime in the southern skies until the SKA1 MID telescope is operational. This paper identifies the key telescope specifications, discusses the high-level architecture and current progress to meet the specifications. The MeerKAT Control and Monitoring subsystem is an integral component of the MeerKAT telescope that orchestrates all other subsystems and facilitates telescope level integration and verification. This paper elaborates on the development plan, processes and roll-out status of this vital component.  
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FRAPL01 Status of the Square Kilometre Array 1982
  • J. Santander-Vela, L. Pivetta, N.P. Rees
    SKA Organisation, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a global project to build a multi-purpose radio telescope that will play a major role in answering key questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology. It will be one of a small number of cornerstone observatories around the world that will provide astrophysicists and cosmologists with a transformational view of the Universe. Two major goals of the SKA is to study the history and role of neutral Hydrogen in the Universe from the dark ages to the present-day, and to employ pulsars as probes of fundamental physics. Since 2008, the global radio astronomy community has been engaged in the development of the SKA and is now nearing the end of the 'Pre-Construction' phase. This talk will give an overview of the current status of the SKA and the plans for construction, focusing on the computing and software aspects of the project.  
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FRAPL02 Commisioning and Calibration of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope 1989
  • C.J. Mayer, B.D. Goodrich, W. McBride
    Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, National Solar Observatory, Tucson, USA
  Funding: DKIST is a facility of the National Solar Observatory funded by the National Science Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) is currently under construction on the summit of Haleakala on the island of Maui. When completed in late 2019 it will be the largest optical solar telescope in the world with a 4m clear aperture and a suite of state of the art instruments that will enable our Sun to be studied in unprecedented detail. In this paper we describe the current state of testing, commissioning and calibration of the telescope and how that is supported by the DKIST control system.
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FRAPL03 Status of the Control System for the SACLA/SPring-8 Accelerator Complex 1995
  • T. Fukui, N. Hosoda
    RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Innovative Light Sources Division, Hyogo, Japan
  • A. Gimenez
    RIKEN, Japan
  • M. Ishii, Y. Ishizawa, K. Okada, C. Saji, T. Sugimoto, M.T. Takeuchi
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • H. Maesaka, T. Ohshima
    RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan
  • T. Maruyama, M. Yamaga
    RIKEN/SPring-8, Hyogo, Japan
  At the SPring-8 site, the X-ray free electron laser facility, SACLA, and the third generation light source, SPring-8 storage ring, is operated. The SACLA generate brilliant coherent X-ray beams with wavelength of below 0.1nm and the SPring-8 provides brilliant X-ray to large number of experimental users. On the SPring-8 upgrade project we have a plan to use the linac of SACLA for a full-energy injector. For this purpose, two accelerators should be controlled seamlessly and the SACLA has to operate as to generate X-ray laser and injector for the SPring-8 simultaneously. We start the design of control system to meet those requirements. We redesign all of a control framework such as Database, Messaging System and Equipment Control include with NoSQL database, MQTT and EtherCAT. In this paper, we will report the design of control system for SACLA/SPring-8 together with status of the SPring-8 upgrade project.  
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Diagnostics and Instrumentation Challenges at LCLS-II  
  • P. Krejcik
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  LCLS-II is the new superconducting linac-based hard x-ray free electron laser at SLAC and poses a significant new challenge for diagnostics and instrumentation over the present LCLS-I copper linac facility. LCLS-II operates in CW mode with a bunch repetition rate of 1 MHz compared to the pulsed 120 Hz operation at LCLS-I. Tuning and optimization of the beam requires single bunch measurement of beam parameters at up to the full beam rate. We rely on FPGA-based embedded controls and data processing to handle this high bandwidth of data. The presentation will give an overview of the major global systems including the timing and machine protection systems as well as detailing the individual diagnostics for beam position, bunch length, beam size and FEL output required for tuning the machine.  
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FRAPL05 Hardware Architecture of the ELI Beamlines Control and DAQ System 2000
  • P. Bastl
    Institute of Physics of the ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
  • V. Gaman, O. Janda, P. Pivonka, B. Plötzeneder, J. Sys, J. Trdlicka
    ELI-BEAMS, Prague, Czech Republic
  The ELI Beamlines facility is a Petawatt laser facility in the final construction and commissioning phase in Prague, Czech Republic. End 2017, a first experiment will be performed. In the end, four lasers will be used to control beamlines in six experimental halls. The central control system connects and controls more than 40 complex subsystems (lasers, beam transport, beamlines, experiments, facility systems, safety systems), with high demands on network, synchronisation, data acquisition, and data processing. It relies on a network based on more than 15.000 fibres, which is used for standard technology control (PowerLink over fibre and standard Ethernet), timing (WhiteRabbit) and dedicated high-throughput data acquisition. Technology control is implemented on standard industrial platforms (B&R) in combination with uTCA for more demanding applications. The data acquisition system is interconnected via Infiniband, with an option to integrate OmniPath. Most control hardware installations are completed, and many subsystems are already successfully in operation. An overview and status will be given.  
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FRAPL06 The Laser MegaJoule Facility: Control System Status Report 2007
  • H. Durandeau
    CEA, LE BARP cedex, France
  The Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) is a 176-beam laser facility, located at the CEA CESTA Laboratory near Bordeaux (France). It is designed to deliver about 1.4 MJ of energy to targets, for high energy density physics experiments, including fusion experiments. The first 8-beams bundle was operated in October 2014 and a new bundle was commissioned in October 2016. The next two bundles are on their way. There are three steps for the validation of a new bundle and its integration to the existing control system. The first step is to verify the ability of every command control subsystems to drive the new bundle using a secondary independent supervisory. It is performed from a dedicated integration control room. The second is to switch the bundle to the main operations control room supervisory. At this stage, we perform the global system tests to validate the commissioning of the new bundle. In this paper we focus on the switch of a new bundle from the integration control room to the main operations control room. We have to connect all equipment controllers of the bundle to the operations network and update the Facility Configuration Management.  
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FRAPL07 The ESRF's Extremely Brilliant Source - a 4th Generation Light Source 2010
  • J.M. Chaize, R. Bourtembourg, F. Epaud, A. Götz, S. James, G. Mugerin, F. Poncet, J.L. Pons, N.T. Tappret, E.T. Taurel, P.V. Verdier
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  After 20 years of operation, the ESRF has embarked upon an extremely challenging project - the Extremely Brilliant Source (ESRF - EBS) . The goal of this project is to construct a 4th generation light source storage ring inside the existing 844m long tunnel. The EBS will increase the brilliance and coherence by a factor of 100 with respect to the present ESRF storage ring. A major challenge is to keep the present ring operating 24x7 while designing and pre-constructing all the elements of the new ring. This is the first time a 4th generation light source will be constructing inside an existing tunnel. This paper concentrates on the control system aspects. The control system is 100% TANGO based. The paper will list the main challenges of the new storage ring like the Hot Swap Powersupply, the new timing system, how reliable operation was maintained while modernizing the injector control system and preparing the new storage ring control system, the new historical database, and how extensive use was made of software simulators achieve this.
P. Raimondi, "The ESRF Low Emittance Upgrade", IPAC'16, , Busan, Korea, May 2016, Paper WEXA01
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