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Title: Distributed computer controls for accelerator systems

Abstract

A distributed control system has been designed and installed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Multi-user Tandem Facility using an extremely modular approach in hardware and software. The two tiered, geographically organized design allowed total system implementation with four months with a computer and instrumentation cost of approximately $100K. Since the system structure is modular, application to a variety of facilities is possible. Such a system allows rethinking and operational style of the facilities, making possible highly reproducible and unattended operation. The impact of industry standards, i.e., UNIX, CAMAC, and IEEE-802.3, and the use of a graphics-oriented controls software suite allowed the efficient implementation of the system. The definition, design, implementation, operation and total system performance will be discussed. 3 refs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6742103
Report Number(s):
UCRL-98992; CONF-881151-11
ON: DE89001130; TRN: 88-035693
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference on the application of accelerators in research and industry, Denton, TX, USA, 7 Nov 1988; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DESIGN; TANDEM ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS; AUTOMATION; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; COST; PERFORMANCE; ACCELERATORS; ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS; 430100* - Particle Accelerators- Design, Development, & Operation

Citation Formats

Moore, T L. Distributed computer controls for accelerator systems. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Moore, T L. Distributed computer controls for accelerator systems. United States.
Moore, T L. Thu . "Distributed computer controls for accelerator systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6742103.
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