Seminars at the Accelerator - Tango control system for electrostatic accelerators
30.09.2015 - 30.09.2015
CMAM - Madrid
Informal seminars at the Accelerator


Speaker: Victor Joco

Title: Tango control system for electrostatic accelerators


The seminar is divided in two parts:

1: 12:00 - 12:15 Rehearsal for OPAC conference: TANGO control system for electrostatic accelerators (15 min, see abstract)

2: 12:15 - 12:45 Beamline panel example - advantages for beamline responsibles, users and operators


Accepted abstract for OPAC conference:

In 2001, a 5 MV tandem accelerator has been installed at UAM (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid). Two beamlines have been originally mounted by HVEE (High Voltage Engineering) and four extra beamlines have been built after. In order to perform the projects planned in the expanding facility, an extension and an upgrade of the original control system is required. The proposed new control system takes advantage of the existing devices and incorporates the control required in the new beamlines and the auxiliary equipment related to the accelerator operation. The control software from HVEE (TOS- Tandem Operating System), has been modified to act as a device server in TANGO control system. The TANGO database server runs in a different computer. Our choice of TANGO is due to the fast learning curve, stability and the existence of a large community developing "device servers" for the most general devices. The TANGO control system can absorb data from the auxiliary telemetry system, giving the possibility to integrate in a same unique control system both parts. Readouts, writings, logging and trendings are basic parts of TANGO, giving the developer a simple yet powerful tool to directly develop programs which otherwise, would consist in independent pieces of software that are almost impossible to interconnect. The TANGO control system at CMAM is at a stage where most values from the actual telemetry are exposed, plus few auxiliary telemetry values required to be controlled. We are at a stage where we have probed the readouts-writes-trending. The part that is daily used, is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) that display several telemetry values used during fine tuning of the beam, at the low energy part of the accelerator. For the following stages, trendings and control of other telemetry values is to be implemented, replacing separate pieces of software. In a final stage, a general GUI for the operator, plus particular GUIs for the users is to be implemented.


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