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Title: Accelerator control using RSX-11M and CAMAC

Abstract

This paper describes a computer-control system for a superconducting linear accelerator currently under development at Argonne National Laboratory. RSX-11M V3.1 running on a PDP 11/34 is used with CAMAC hardware to fully control 22 active beam-line elements and monitor critical accelerator conditions such as temperature, vacuum, and beam characteristics. This paper contrasts the use of an RSX compatible CAMAC driver for most CAMAC I/O operations and the use of the Connect-to-Interrupt Vector directive for fast ADC operation. The usage of table-driven software to achieve hardware configuration independence is discussed, along with the design considerations of the software interface between a human operator and a computer-control system featuring multi-function computer-readable control knobs and computer-writable displays which make up the operator's control console.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6278362
Report Number(s):
CONF-781159-5
TRN: 79-009276
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fall DECUS U.S. symposium, San Francisco, CA, USA, 27 Nov 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CAMAC SYSTEM; DESIGN; PDP COMPUTERS; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; ACCELERATORS; COMPUTERS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; 430100* - Particle Accelerators- Design, Development, & Operation

Citation Formats

Kulaga, J. E. Accelerator control using RSX-11M and CAMAC. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Kulaga, J. E. Accelerator control using RSX-11M and CAMAC. United States.
Kulaga, J. E. 1978. "Accelerator control using RSX-11M and CAMAC". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6278362.
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abstractNote = {This paper describes a computer-control system for a superconducting linear accelerator currently under development at Argonne National Laboratory. RSX-11M V3.1 running on a PDP 11/34 is used with CAMAC hardware to fully control 22 active beam-line elements and monitor critical accelerator conditions such as temperature, vacuum, and beam characteristics. This paper contrasts the use of an RSX compatible CAMAC driver for most CAMAC I/O operations and the use of the Connect-to-Interrupt Vector directive for fast ADC operation. The usage of table-driven software to achieve hardware configuration independence is discussed, along with the design considerations of the software interface between a human operator and a computer-control system featuring multi-function computer-readable control knobs and computer-writable displays which make up the operator's control console.},
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