The Main Injector Beam Position Monitor Front-End Software

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The front-end software developed for the Main Injector (MI) BPM upgrade is described. The software is responsible for controlling a VME crate, equipped with a Motorola PowerPC board running the VxWorks operating system, a custom made timing board and up to 10 commercial digitizer boards. The complete MI BPM system is composed of 7 independent units, each collecting data from 19 to 38 BPM pickups. The MI BPM system uses several components already employed on the successful upgrade of another Fermilab machine, the Tevatron. The front-end software framework developed for the Tevatron BPM upgrade is the base for building the ... continued below

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Piccoli, Luciano; Foulkes, Stephen; Votava, Margaret; Briegel, Charles & /Fermilab May 1, 2006.

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The front-end software developed for the Main Injector (MI) BPM upgrade is described. The software is responsible for controlling a VME crate, equipped with a Motorola PowerPC board running the VxWorks operating system, a custom made timing board and up to 10 commercial digitizer boards. The complete MI BPM system is composed of 7 independent units, each collecting data from 19 to 38 BPM pickups. The MI BPM system uses several components already employed on the successful upgrade of another Fermilab machine, the Tevatron. The front-end software framework developed for the Tevatron BPM upgrade is the base for building the MI front-end software. The framework is implemented in C++ as a generic component library (GBPM) that provides an event-driven data acquisition environment. Functionality of GBPM is extended to meet MI BPM requirements, such as the ability to handle and manage data from multiple cycles; perform readout of the digitizer boards without disrupting or missing subsequent cycles; transition between closed orbit and turn-by-turn modes within a cycle, using different filter and timing configurations; and allow the definition of new cycles during normal operation.

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  • Journal Name: AIP Conf.Proc.868:411-419,2006; Conference: Presented at 12th Beam Instrumentation Workshop (BIW06), Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, 1-4 May 2006

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-CONF-06-088-AD-CD
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 892278
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc883211

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Piccoli, Luciano; Foulkes, Stephen; Votava, Margaret; Briegel, Charles & /Fermilab. The Main Injector Beam Position Monitor Front-End Software, article, May 1, 2006; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883211/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.