Instrument Front-Ends at Fermilab During Run II

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The optimization of an accelerator relies on the ability to monitor the behavior of the beam in an intelligent and timely fashion. The use of processor-driven front-ends allowed for the deployment of smart systems in the field for improved data collection and analysis during Run II. This paper describes the implementation of the two main systems used: National Instruments LabVIEW running on PCs, and WindRiver's VxWorks real-time operating system running in a VME crate processor.

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Meyer, Thomas; Slimmer, David; Voy, Duane & /Fermilab July 13, 2011.

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The optimization of an accelerator relies on the ability to monitor the behavior of the beam in an intelligent and timely fashion. The use of processor-driven front-ends allowed for the deployment of smart systems in the field for improved data collection and analysis during Run II. This paper describes the implementation of the two main systems used: National Instruments LabVIEW running on PCs, and WindRiver's VxWorks real-time operating system running in a VME crate processor.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-11-321-AD
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1021489
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Meyer, Thomas; Slimmer, David; Voy, Duane & /Fermilab. Instrument Front-Ends at Fermilab During Run II, article, July 13, 2011; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc837548/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.