Fermilab 200 MeV linac control system hardware

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This report is a description of the present Linac distributed control system that replaces the original Xerox computer and interface electronics with a network of 68000-based stations. In addition to replacing the obsolete Xerox equipment, goals set for the new system were to retain the fast response and interactive nature of the original system, to improve reliability, to ease maintenance, and to provide 15 Hz monitoring of all Linac parameters. Our previous experience with microcomputer installations showed that small, stand-alone control systems are rather straightforward to implement and have been proven to be reliable in operation, even in the severe ... continued below

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Shea, M.F. January 1, 1984.

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This report is a description of the present Linac distributed control system that replaces the original Xerox computer and interface electronics with a network of 68000-based stations. In addition to replacing the obsolete Xerox equipment, goals set for the new system were to retain the fast response and interactive nature of the original system, to improve reliability, to ease maintenance, and to provide 15 Hz monitoring of all Linac parameters. Our previous experience with microcomputer installations showed that small, stand-alone control systems are rather straightforward to implement and have been proven to be reliable in operation, even in the severe environment of the 750-keV preaccelerator. The overall design of the Linac system incorporates the concept of many relatively small, stand-alone control systems networked together using an intercomputer communication network. Each station retains its local control system character but takes advantage of the network to allow an operator to interact with the entire Linac from any local console. At the same time, a link to the central computer system allows Host computers to also access parameters in the Linac.

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NTIS, PC A05; 3.

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  • Other: DE84009412
  • Report No.: FERMILAB/TM-1238
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • DOI: 10.2172/5150849 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5150849
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1056707

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Shea, M.F. Fermilab 200 MeV linac control system hardware, report, January 1, 1984; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1056707/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.