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Title: Control Infrastructure for a Pulsed Ion Accelerator

Abstract

We report on updates to the accelerator controls for the Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment II, a pulsed induction-type accelerator for heavy ions. The control infrastructure is built around a LabVIEW interface combined with an Apache Cassandra backend for data archiving. Recent upgrades added the storing and retrieving of device settings into the database, as well as ZeroMQ as a message broker that replaces LabVIEW's shared variables. Converting to ZeroMQ also allows easy access via other programming languages, such as Python.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1377510
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 63; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9499
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; Accelerator; Controls; LabVIEW; NoSQL; Python; ZMQ

Citation Formats

Persaud, A., Regis, M. J., Stettler, M. W., and Vytla, V. K. Control Infrastructure for a Pulsed Ion Accelerator. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1109/TNS.2016.2594243.
Persaud, A., Regis, M. J., Stettler, M. W., & Vytla, V. K. Control Infrastructure for a Pulsed Ion Accelerator. United States. doi:10.1109/TNS.2016.2594243.
Persaud, A., Regis, M. J., Stettler, M. W., and Vytla, V. K. Wed . "Control Infrastructure for a Pulsed Ion Accelerator". United States. doi:10.1109/TNS.2016.2594243. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1377510.
@article{osti_1377510,
title = {Control Infrastructure for a Pulsed Ion Accelerator},
author = {Persaud, A. and Regis, M. J. and Stettler, M. W. and Vytla, V. K.},
abstractNote = {We report on updates to the accelerator controls for the Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment II, a pulsed induction-type accelerator for heavy ions. The control infrastructure is built around a LabVIEW interface combined with an Apache Cassandra backend for data archiving. Recent upgrades added the storing and retrieving of device settings into the database, as well as ZeroMQ as a message broker that replaces LabVIEW's shared variables. Converting to ZeroMQ also allows easy access via other programming languages, such as Python.},
doi = {10.1109/TNS.2016.2594243},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
number = 5,
volume = 63,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 27 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jul 27 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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