Accelerator control using RSX-11M and CAMAC

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This paper describes a computer-control system for a superconducting linear accelerator currently under development at Argonne National Laboratory. RSX-11M V3.1 running on a PDP 11/34 is used with CAMAC hardware to fully control 22 active beam-line elements and monitor critical accelerator conditions such as temperature, vacuum, and beam characteristics. This paper contrasts the use of an RSX compatible CAMAC driver for most CAMAC I/O operations and the use of the Connect-to-Interrupt Vector directive for fast ADC operation. The usage of table-driven software to achieve hardware configuration independence is discussed, along with the design considerations of the software interface between a ... continued below

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Kulaga, J.E. January 1, 1978.

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This paper describes a computer-control system for a superconducting linear accelerator currently under development at Argonne National Laboratory. RSX-11M V3.1 running on a PDP 11/34 is used with CAMAC hardware to fully control 22 active beam-line elements and monitor critical accelerator conditions such as temperature, vacuum, and beam characteristics. This paper contrasts the use of an RSX compatible CAMAC driver for most CAMAC I/O operations and the use of the Connect-to-Interrupt Vector directive for fast ADC operation. The usage of table-driven software to achieve hardware configuration independence is discussed, along with the design considerations of the software interface between a human operator and a computer-control system featuring multi-function computer-readable control knobs and computer-writable displays which make up the operator's control console.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Fall DECUS U.S. symposium, San Francisco, CA, USA, 27 Nov 1978

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  • Report No.: CONF-781159-5
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6278362
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1105087

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Kulaga, J.E. Accelerator control using RSX-11M and CAMAC, article, January 1, 1978; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1105087/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.