Cosylab d.d.

Development of a versatile control system

Trainee: Adélaïde Grimaud
Supervisor: Andreja Smole

A powerful control system which efficiently integrates all experiments, beam handling and transport systems, and diagnostics is crucial for any accelerator based research facility. It should include online capability, fast data exchange, history and error logging, as well as device access across the entire accelerator facility and the experiments.

This project, based at COSYLAB, focused on the Development of a Versatile Control System to link all technical and experiment developments within AVA. The primary goal was to enable enhanced communication between all essential devices to enhance accelerator and experiment performance. This included a flexible machine control system, real-time feedback and development of a precise timing system. The Fellow integrated a power supply, developed within AVA, into an Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) with the Input/Output Controller (IOC) setup to support communication between the device and the control system; this structure will pave the way to integrate other devices across the AVA project.