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The ESS Control Box

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ESS-doc-197-v1
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Conference Proceedings
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Emanuele Laface
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Emanuele Laface
Document Created:
17 May 2012, 23:29
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17 May 2012, 23:29
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Abstract:
The European Spallation Source will be a 5 MW superconducting proton linac, with fixed target, for the production of a stream of neutrons. The entire machine, the target and all the instruments will be controlled by an Integrated Control System: this is a set of hardware and software tools created to provide the most possible easy and flexible interface for the operator daily usage in the control room. The hardware core of the Integrated Control System is the Control Box, a Linux-based computer designed to provide a common platform for the ESS hardware developers. The software front-end for the Control Box is the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System - EPICS, a standard protocol used to control large facilities such as accelerators or nuclear power plants. In this paper the main characteristics of the Control Box and the EPICS system are presented.
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