Author: Taylor, M.P.
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WEBPP04 P99: An Optical Beamline for Offline Technique Development and Systems Integration for Prototype Beamline Instrumentation 898
  • A.D. Parsons, S. Ahmed, M. Basham, D. Bond, B. Bradnick, M.H. Burt, T.M. Cobb, N. Dougan, M. Drakopoulos, J. Ferner, J. Filik, C.A. Forrester, L. Hudson, P. Joyce, B. Kaulich, A. Kavva, J.H. Kelly, J. Mudd, B.J. Nutter, N. O’Brien, P.D. Quinn, K.A. Ralphs, C. Reinhard, J. Shannon, M.P. Taylor, T.E. Trafford, X.T. Tran, E. Warrick, A.A. Wilson, A.D. Winter
    DLS, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  Diamond Light Source is a publicly funded 3rd generation national synchrotron which will soon operate 39 state-of-the-art instruments covering a wide range of physical and life science applications. Realization of such instruments poses many challenges from initial scientific concept, to final user experience. To get best efficiency, Diamond operates a modular approach for engineering and software systems support, usually with custom hardware or software component coming together on the final instrument in-situ. To facilitate cross-group collaboration, prototyping, integrated development and testing of the full instrument including scientific case before the final implementation, an optical prototyping setup has been developed which has an identical backend to real beamline instruments. We present detail of the software and hardware components of this environment and how these have been used to develop functionality for the new operational instruments. We present several high impact examples of such integrated prototyping development including the instrumentation for DIAD (integrated Dual Imaging And Diffraction) and the J08 beamline for: soft X-ray ptychography end-station.  
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About • paper received ※ 01 October 2019       paper accepted ※ 21 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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THBPP05 Implementing Odin as a Control and Data Acquisition Framework for Eiger Detectors 1590
  • G.D. Yendell, U.K. Pedersen, M.P. Taylor
    DLS, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • A. Greer
    OSL, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • A.B. Neaves, T.C. Nicholls
    STFC/RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  The increasing data throughput of modern detectors is a growing challenge for back-end data acquisition systems. OdinData provides a scalable framework for data acquisition used by multiple beamlines at Diamond Light Source (DLS). While it can be implemented standalone, OdinControl is used to provide a convenient interface to OdinData. Eiger detectors at DLS were initially integrated into the Odin framework specifically for the data acquisition capability, but the addition of detector control provides a more coherent and easily deployable system. OdinControl provides a generic HTTP API as a single point of control for various devices and applications. Adapters can abstract the low-level control of a detector into a consistent API, making it easier for high-level applications to support different types of detector. This paper sets out the design and development of Odin as a control system agnostic interface to integrate Eiger detectors into EPICS beamline control systems at DLS, as well as the current status of operation.  
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About • paper received ※ 30 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 10 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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