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Preliminary implementation for the new SPIRAL2 project control system

Abstract : The Spiral2 project consists of a new facility to provide high intensity rare ions beams. It is based on a primary beam driver accelerator (RFQ followed by a superconducting linac) and a rare ion production process delivering the beam either to a low energy experimental area or to the existing Ganil facility. From October this year, one ion source coupled with a first beam line section will be in test; then, the injector (ion and deuteron sources, RFQ) will be tested by the end of 2010 so the whole accelerator should be commissioned by the end of 2011; the first exotic beams being planned one year later. The accelerator control system design results from the collaboration between several institutes and Epics has been chosen as the basic framework. The paper therefore presents the main choices: MVME5500 CPUs, VME I/O boards, VxWorks, Siemens PLCs, Modbus field buses, EDM screens and Java applications, Linux PCs, use of a LabView/Epics gateway... Specific topics are the evaluation of the XAL environment, an Epics design to address the power supplies, an emittance measurement system, the development of a beam profiler interface and the investigation for a triggered acquisition system.
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P. Gillette, C. Haquin, E. Lécorché, D. Touchard, J.F. Denis, et al.. Preliminary implementation for the new SPIRAL2 project control system. 7th International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls - PCaPAC08, Oct 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia. pp.165-167, 2008. ⟨in2p3-00377124⟩



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