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Title: Implementation of EPICS based vacuum control system for variable energy cyclotron centre, Kolkata

The vacuum system of the Room Temperature (K = 130) Cyclotron of Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre is comprised of vacuum systems of main machine and Beam Transport System. The vacuum control system is upgraded to a PLC based Automated system from the initial relay based Manual system. The supervisory control of the vacuum system is implemented in Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS). An EPICS embedded ARM based vacuum gauge controller is developed to mitigate the requirement of vendor specific gauge controller for gauges and also for seamless integration of the gauge controllers with the control system. A set of MS-Windows ActiveX components with embedded EPICS Channel Access interface are developed to build operator interfaces with less complex programming and to incorporate typical Windows feature, e.g., user authentication, file handling, better fonts, colors, mouse actions etc. into the operator interfaces. The control parameters, monitoring parameters, and system interlocks of the system are archived in MySQL based EPICS MySQL Archiver developed indigenously. In this paper, we describe the architecture, the implementation details, and the performance of the system.
Authors:
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  1. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700064 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392408
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BEAM TRANSPORT; COLOR; CONTROL SYSTEMS; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS; IMPLEMENTATION; INTERLOCKS; MONITORING; PERFORMANCE; PROGRAMMING; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; VACUUM GAGES; VACUUM SYSTEMS; VARIABLE ENERGY CYCLOTRONS