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MODPL05 Lightweight Acquisition System for Analogue Signals ion, software, hardware, interface 110
  • B.P. Bielawski
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  In a complex machine such as a particle accelerator there are thousands of analogue signals that need monitoring and even more signals that could be used for debugging or as a tool for detecting symptoms of potentially avoidable problems. Usually it is not feasible to acquire and monitor all of these signals not only because of the cost but also because of cabling and space required. The RF system in the Large Hadron Collider is protected by multiple hardware interlocks that ensure safe operation of klystrons, superconducting cavities and all the other equipment. In parallel, a diagnostic system has been deployed to monitor the health of the klystrons. Due to the limited amount of space and the moderate number of signals to be monitored, a standard approach with a full VME or Compact PCI crate has not been selected. Instead, small embedded industrial computers with USB oscilloscopes chosen for the specific application have been installed. This cost effective, rapidly deployable solution will be presented, including existing and possible future installations as well as the software used to collect the data and integrate it with existing CERN infrastructure.  
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THMPA07 Improvement of Temperature and Humidity Measurement System for KEK Injector Linac ion, linac, software, EPICS 1323
  • I. Satake, M. Satoh, T. Suwada, Y. Yano
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • T. Kudou, S. Kusano, Y. Mizukawa
    Mitsubishi Electric System & Service Co., Ltd, Tsukuba, Japan
  A temperature and humidity measurement system at the KEK injector linac consists of 26 data loggers connected to around 700 temperature and humidity sensors, one EPICS IOC, and CSS archiver. CSS archiver engine retrieves the temperature and humidity data measured by the data loggers via Ethernet. These data are finally stored into the PostgreSQL based database. A new server computer has been recently utilized for the archiver of CSS version 4 instead of version 3. It can drastically improve the speed performance for retrieving the archived data. The long-term beam stability of linac is getting a quite important figure of merit since the simultaneous top up injection is required for the independent four storage rings toward the SuperKEKB Phase II operation. For this reason, we developed a new archiver data management application with a good operability. Since it can bring the operators a quick detection of anomalous behavior of temperature and humidity data resulting in the deterioration of beam quality, the improved temperature and humidity measurement system can be much effective. We will report the detailed system description and practical application to the daily beam operation.  
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THPHA024 SLAC Klystron Test Lab Bake Station Upgrade ion, controls, PLC, vacuum 1393
  • S.C. Alverson, P. Bellomo, K.J. Mattison
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: SLAC National Accelerator Lab
The Klystron Bake Station at SLAC is a facility for baking out klystrons (high power RF amplifiers) among other equipment in preparation for installation in the linac. The scope of this project was to upgrade the 30 year old controls (based on VMS and CAMAC) to utilize PLC automation and an EPICS user interface. The new system allows for flexible configuration of the bake out schedule which can be saved to files or edited real time both through an EPICS soft IOC as well as a local touch panel HMI. Other improvements include active long term archiving of all data, COTS hardware (replacing custom-built CAMAC cards), email notification of fault states, and graphical user interfaces (old system was command line only). The first station upgraded came online in November 2016 and two more stations are planned to follow this year. Year poster discusses the improvements made and problems encountered in performing the upgrade.
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