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Title: Replacing The Engine In Your Car While You Are Still Driving It

The scope of the project included the following: install new network backbone, replace 201 MHz rf tubes, replace low-level rf system, replace timing system, replace industrial I/O system, replace beam synchronous data acquisition system, replace fast protect reporting system, new wire scanner hardware, and new beam position/phase monitor hardware--all of this to be done while continuing to deliver beam to users. Lessons learned, for anyone contemplating a similarly ambitious upgrade: You can’t replace the whole system at once. Some compatibility must be maintained between the old and new systems. Always have a way to fall back. Have sympathy for the operations staff. You will be surprised.
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Conference: ICALEPCS 2015 ; 2015-10-19 - 2015-10-23 ; Melbourne, Australia
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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
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United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS Accelerator Design, Technology, and Operations