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Title: APS controls overview

Abstract

The APS accelerator control system described in this report is a distributed system consisting of operator interfaces, a network, and interfaces to hardware. The operator interface is a UNIX-based workstation with an X-windows graphical user interface. The workstation may be located at any point on the facility network and maintain full functionality. The user has the ability to generate and alter control displays and to access the alarm handler, the archiver, interactive control programs, custom code, and other tools. The TCP/EP networking protocol has been selected as the underlying protocol for the control system network. TCP/EP is a commercial standard and readily available from network hardware vendors. Its implementation is independent of the particular network medium selected to implement the controls network. In the development environment copper Ethernet is the network medium; however, in the actual implementation a fiber-based system using hub technology will be utilized. The function of the network is to provide a generalized communication path between the host computers, operator workstations, input/output crates, and other hardware that comprise the control system.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
207061
Report Number(s):
ANL/ASD/RP-87218
ON: DE96006115; TRN: 96:009232
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE; COMPUTER NETWORKS; DESIGN; STANDARDS; COMMUNICATIONS; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

. APS controls overview. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/207061.
. APS controls overview. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/207061
. Thu . "APS controls overview". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/207061. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/207061.
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