Author: Finch, I.D.
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MOPHA042 Evaluating VISTA and EPICS With Regard to Future Control Systems Development at ISIS 291
  • I.D. Finch
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  The ISIS Muon and Neutron Source has been in operation for more than 30 years and has already seen one complete replacement of its controls system software. Currently ISIS uses the Vista controls system suite of software. I present our work in implementing a new EPICS control system for our Front End Test Stand (FETS) currently running VISTA. This new EPICS system is being used to evaluate a possible migration from Vista to EPICS at a larger scale in ISIS. I present my experience in the initial implementation of EPICS, considerations on using a phased transition during which the two systems are run in parallel, and our future plans with regard to developing control systems in an established decades-old accelerator with heterogeneous systems.  
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About • paper received ※ 30 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 08 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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