Doing accelerator physics using SDDS, UNIX, and EPICS

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The use of the SDDS (Self-Describing Data Sets) file protocol, together with the UNIX operating system and EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Controls System), has proved powerful during the commissioning of the APS (Advanced Photon Source) accelerator complex. The SDDS file protocol has permitted a tool-oriented approach to developing applications, wherein generic programs axe written that function as part of multiple applications. While EPICS-specific tools were written for data collection, automated experiment execution, closed-loop control, and so forth, data processing and display axe done with the SDDS Toolkit. Experiments and data reduction axe implemented as UNIX shell scripts that coordinate ... continued below

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Borland, M.; Emery, L. & Sereno, N. December 31, 1995.

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The use of the SDDS (Self-Describing Data Sets) file protocol, together with the UNIX operating system and EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Controls System), has proved powerful during the commissioning of the APS (Advanced Photon Source) accelerator complex. The SDDS file protocol has permitted a tool-oriented approach to developing applications, wherein generic programs axe written that function as part of multiple applications. While EPICS-specific tools were written for data collection, automated experiment execution, closed-loop control, and so forth, data processing and display axe done with the SDDS Toolkit. Experiments and data reduction axe implemented as UNIX shell scripts that coordinate the execution of EPICS specific tools and SDDS tools. Because of the power and generic nature of the individual tools and of the UNIX shell environment, automated experiments can be prepared and executed rapidly in response to unanticipated needs or new ideas. Examples are given of application of this methodology to beam motion characterization, beam-position-monitor offset measurements, and klystron characterization.

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  • International conference on accelerator and large experimental physics control systems, Chicago, IL (United States), 30 Oct - 3 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96004280
  • Report No.: ANL/ASD/CP--88300
  • Report No.: CONF-951036--10
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 192532
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669478

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Borland, M.; Emery, L. & Sereno, N. Doing accelerator physics using SDDS, UNIX, and EPICS, article, December 31, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669478/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.