Author: Tagg, J.
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WEPHA026 Integrating COTS Equipment in the CERN Accelerator Domain 1136
  • O.Ø. Andreassen, C. Charrondière, K. Develle, A. Rijllart, R.E. Rossel, J. Steen, J. Tagg, T. Zilliox
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Successful integration of industrial equipment in the CERN accelerator complex relies mainly on 3 key components. The first part is the Controls Middleware (CMW). That provides a common communication infrastructure for the accelerator controls at CERN. The second part is timing. To orchestrate and align electronic and electrical equipment across the 27 km Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at sub nanosecond precision, an elaborate timing scheme is needed. Every component has to be configured and aligned within milliseconds and then trigger in perfect harmony with each other. The third and last bit is configuration management. The COTS devices have to be kept up to date, remotely managed and compatible with each other at all times. This is done through a combination of networked Pre eXecution Environments (PXE) mounting network accessible storage on the front ends, where operating systems and packages can be maintained across systems. In this article we demonstrate how COTS based National Instruments PXI and cRIO systems can be integrated in the CERN accelerator domain for measurement and monitoring systems.  
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About • paper received ※ 27 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 19 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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