Author: Sala, L.
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WECPL02 Roadmap to 100 Hz DAQ at SwissFEL: Experiences and Lessons Learned 909
  • T. Celcer, A. Babic, S.G. Ebner, F. Märki, L. Sala
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  Providing reliable and performant Data Acquisition System (DAQ) at Free Electron Lasers (FELs) is a challenging and complex task due to the inherent characteristics of a pulsed machine and consequent need of beam synchronous shot-to-shot DAQ, which enables correlation of collected data associated with each FEL pulse. We will focus on experiences gathered during the process of moving towards 100 Hz operation at SwissFEL from the perspective of beam synchronous DAQ. Given the scarce resources and challenging deadlines, a lot of efforts went into managing conflicting stakeholder expectations and priorities and into allocation of time for operation support and maintenance tasks on one side and time for design and development tasks on the other side. The technical challenges we encountered have shown a great importance of having proper requirements in the early phase, a well thought system design concept, which considers all subsystems in the DAQ chain, and a well-defined test framework for validation of recorded beam synchronous data.  
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About • paper received ※ 27 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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