L. DAY, M. PIECK, D. BARR, K. KASEMIR, B. A. QUINTANA, G. A. SALAZAR, M. W. STETTLER (LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY)
Measurement of high-power proton beam-halo formation is the ongoing scientific experiment for the Low Energy Demonstration Accelerator (LEDA) facility. To attain this measurement goal, a 52-magnet beam line containing several types of beam diagnostic instrumentation is being installed. The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) and commercial software applications are presently being integrated to provide a real-time, synchronous data acquisition and control system. This system is comprised of magnet control, vacuum control, motor control, data acquisition, data analysis, archiving, and beam line device protection. Unique requirements led to the development and integration of customized software and hardware. EPICS real-time databases, Interactive Data Language (IDL) programs, LabView Virtual Instruments, and State Notation Language (SNL) sequences are hosted on VXI, PC, and UNIX-based platforms which interact using the EPICS Channel Access (CA) communication protocol. Acquisition and control hardware technology ranges from DSP-based diagnostic instrumentation to the PLC-controlled vacuum system. This paper describes the control system hardware and software design, implementation, and operational experiences.
*Work supported by US Department of Energy
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