The RHIC and RHIC pre-injectors controls systems: status and plans

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For the past twelve years experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have recorded data from collisions of heavy ions and polarized protons, leading to important discoveries in nuclear physics and the spin dynamics of quarks and gluons. BNL is the site of one of the first and still operating alternating gradient synchrotrons, the AGS, which first operated in 1960. The accelerator controls systems for these instruments span multiple generations of technologies. In this report we will describe the current status of the Collider-Accelerator Department controls systems, which are used to control seven different accelerator facilities and multiple science ... continued below

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Brown, K.A.; Altinbas, Z.; Aronson, J.; Binello, S.; Campbell, I.; Costanzo, M. et al. October 10, 2011.

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For the past twelve years experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have recorded data from collisions of heavy ions and polarized protons, leading to important discoveries in nuclear physics and the spin dynamics of quarks and gluons. BNL is the site of one of the first and still operating alternating gradient synchrotrons, the AGS, which first operated in 1960. The accelerator controls systems for these instruments span multiple generations of technologies. In this report we will describe the current status of the Collider-Accelerator Department controls systems, which are used to control seven different accelerator facilities and multiple science programs (high energy nuclear physics, high energy polarized proton physics, NASA programs, isotope production, and multiple accelerator research and development projects). We will describe the status of current projects, such as the just completed Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS), our R&D programs in superconducting RF and an Energy Recovery LINAC (ERL), innovations in feedback systems and bunched beam stochastic cooling at RHIC, and plans for future controls system developments.

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  • 13th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems(ICALEPS 2011); Grenoble, France; 20111010 through 20111014

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Brown, K.A.; Altinbas, Z.; Aronson, J.; Binello, S.; Campbell, I.; Costanzo, M. et al. The RHIC and RHIC pre-injectors controls systems: status and plans, article, October 10, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc839688/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.