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Title: A portable accelerator control toolkit

In recent years, the expense of creating good control software has led to a number of collaborative efforts among laboratories to share this cost. The EPICS collaboration is a particularly successful example of this trend. More recently another collaborative effort has addressed the need for sophisticated high level software, including model driven accelerator controls. This work builds upon the CDEV (Common DEVice) software framework, which provides a generic abstraction of a control system, and maps that abstraction onto a number of site-specific control systems including EPICS, the SLAC control system, CERN/PS and others. In principle, it is now possible to create portable accelerator control applications which have no knowledge of the underlying and site-specific control system. Applications based on CDEV now provide a growing suite of tools for accelerator operations, including general purpose displays, an on-line accelerator model, beamline steering, machine status displays incorporating both hardware and model information (such as beam positions overlaid with beta functions) and more. A survey of CDEV compatible portable applications will be presented, as well as plans for future development.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
489630
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/40150--1137; JLAB-ACC--97-09;CONF-970503--28
ON: DE97006517; TRN: 97:012599
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 17. IEEE particle accelerator conference, Vancouver (Canada), 12-16 May 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Research Org:
Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc., Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; ACCELERATORS