Author: Chanavat, C.
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MOPHA113 Linux-based PXIe System for the Real-Time Control of New Painting Bumper at CERN 483
  • M.P. Pimentel, E. Carlier, C. Chanavat, T. Gharsa, G. Gräwer, N. Magnin, N. Voumard
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  In the framework of the LHC Injectors Upgrade Project, the new connection from Linac4, injecting a 160 MeV H beam into the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PSB) requires a set of four slow kicker magnets (KSW) per PSB ring to move the beam on a stripping foil, remove electrons and perform phase space painting. A new multiple-linear waveform generator based on a Marx topology powers each KSW, allowing adjustment of the current discharge shape with high flexibility for the different beam users. To control these complex power generators, National Instruments (NI) PXIe crates fitted with a set of modules (A/D, D/A, FPGA, PROFINET) are used. Initially, control software developed with LabVIEW has validated the test bench hardware. A full software re-engineering, accessing the hardware using Linux drivers, C APIs and the C++ framework FESA3 under Linux CentOS7 was achieved for operational deployment. This paper describes the hardware used, and the integration of NI PXIe systems into CERN controls environment, as well as the software architecture to access the hardware and provide PSB operators and kicker experts with the required control and supervision.  
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About • paper received ※ 30 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 10 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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