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The SPIRAL2 control system progress towards the commissioning phase

Abstract : The commissioning of the first phase of the Spiral2 Radioactive Ion Beams facility at Ganil will soon start, so requiring the control system components to be delivered in time. Yet, parts of the system were validated during preliminary tests performed with ions and deuterons beams at low energy. The control system development results from the collaboration between Ganil, CEA-IRFU, CNRS-IPHC laboratories, using appropriate tools and approach. Based on Epics, the control system follows a classical architecture. At the lowest level, Modbus/TCP protocol is considered as a field bus. Then, equipment are handled by IOCs (soft or VME/VxWorks) with a software standardized interface between IOCs and clients applications on top. This last upper layer consists of Epics standard tools, CSS/BOY user interfaces within the socalled CSSop Spiral2 context suited for operation and, for machine tunings, high level applications implemented by Java programs developed within a Spiral2 framework derived from the open-Xal one. Databases are used for equipment data and alarms archiving, to configure equipment and to manage the machine lattice and beam settings. A global overview of the system is therefore here proposed.
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C. Haquin, P. Gillette, E. Lécorché, E. Lemaitre, G. Normand, et al.. The SPIRAL2 control system progress towards the commissioning phase. 14th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (2013 ICALEPCS), Oct 2013, San Francisco, United States. pp.8-11. ⟨in2p3-00958269⟩



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