Hardware controls for the STAR experiment at RHIC

Citation
J. Lin et al., Hardware controls for the STAR experiment at RHIC, IEEE NUCL S, 47(2), 2000, pp. 210-213
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Nuclear Emgineering
Journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE
ISSN journal
0018-9499 → ACNP
Volume
47
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Part
1
Pages
210 - 213
Database
ISI
SICI code
0018-9499(200004)47:2<210:HCFTSE>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
A hardware controls system has been implemented for the STAR experiment at RHIC. Approximately 1000 parameters governing experiment operation are curr ently controlled and monitored. The system is based on the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control Syst em (EPICS). The architecture of STAR hardware controls will be presented as well as the results of operation of the integrated baseline system. Novel features of the system include a specialized field bus (High-level Data Lin k Control - HDLC), new EPICS record support, Control DEVice (CDEV) interfac es to accelerator and magnet control systems, and C++ based communication b etween STAR online and Hardware Controls and their associated databases.