Hardware controls for the STAR experiment at RHIC

J. Lin, F. Bieser, M. Bordua, Michael G. Cherney, J. Chrin, I. Ferguson, V. Ghazikhanian, J. Gross, G. Harper, M. Howe, S. Jacobson, P. Kravtsov, C. Lionberger, C. McParland, T. McShane, J. Meier, I. Sakrejda, E. Yamamoto, W. Zhang

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Abstract

A hardware controls system has been implemented for the STAR experiment at RHIC. Approximately 10000 parameters governing experiment operation are currently controlled and monitored. The system is based on the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS). The architecture of STAR hardware controls are presented as well as the results of operation of the integrated baseline system. Novel features of the system include a specialized field bus (High-level Data Link Control-HDLC), new EPICS record support, control DEVice (CDEV) interfaces to accelerator and magnet control systems, and C++ based communication between STAR online and hardware controls and their associated databases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSANTA FE 1999 - 11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference, Conference Record, RT 1999
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages246-249
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078035463X, 9780780354630
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference - Computer Applications in Nuclear Particle and Plasma Physics, RT 1999 - Santa Fe, United States
Duration: Jun 14 1999Jun 18 1999

Other

Other11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference - Computer Applications in Nuclear Particle and Plasma Physics, RT 1999
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe
Period6/14/996/18/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Computer Science Applications

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