V. Kovaltsov, A. Loukiantsev, A. Matyushin, V. Milyutkin, I. Romanov, V. Seleznev, A. Sytin (IHEP), M. Clausen (DESY)
The beam diagnostic system of U-70 beam transfer lines (beam profiles, intensity and beam losses measurements) was designed in the beginning of 80-th on the base of 8-bit microprocessor, SUMMA hardware and home made serial communication link. Due to the maintenance problems the decision was taken to upgrade the hardware and software parts of the beam diagnostic system. The main implemented features of the modernized system are: at the level of consoles - Sun SPARC Station (Solaris 2.5.1) and PC (Linux, Windows NT, eXceed), at the front-end level - VME crates with processor MVME 167 (VxWorks) and microcontroller's based VME modules, at the application level - the process control and data acquisition toolkit EPICS. The architecture of the upgraded system, the first experience of system use in U-70 accelerator run and possibility of integration the beam diagnostics in the common beam lines controls are discussed.
Last updated: September 13, 2002
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