Slow control system for the STAR experiment

Y. Gorbunov, Michael G. Cherney, J. Fujita, W. Waggoner

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Abstract

The STAR (Solenoidal Tracker At RHIC) experiment located at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been studying relativistic heavy ion collisions since it began operation in the summer of 2000. An EPICS-based hardware controls system monitors the detector's 40,000 operating parameters. The system uses VME processors and PC's to communicate with sub-system based sensors over a variety of field busses. The system also includes interfaces to accelerator and magnet control systems, an archiver with CGI web-based interface and C++-based communication between STAR online system, run control and hardware controls and their associated databases. An upgrade project [1] underway. This involves the migration of 60% of the I/O control from the aging VME processors to PC's. The host system has been transferred from Sun OS to Scientific Linux and some VME boards were replaced with soft IOC applications. The experience gained with the current setup will be discussed, upgrade plans and progress will be outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC
Pages864-865
Number of pages2
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2007Nov 3 2007

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Other2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/27/0711/3/07

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Control systems
Online systems
Experiments
Heavy ions
Sun
Computer hardware
Interfaces (computer)
Particle accelerators
Magnets
Aging of materials
Detectors
Hardware
Communication
Sensors
Linux

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Gorbunov, Y., Cherney, M. G., Fujita, J., & Waggoner, W. (2007). Slow control system for the STAR experiment. In 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC (Vol. 1, pp. 864-865). [4436465] https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436465

Slow control system for the STAR experiment. / Gorbunov, Y.; Cherney, Michael G.; Fujita, J.; Waggoner, W.

2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC. Vol. 1 2007. p. 864-865 4436465.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gorbunov, Y, Cherney, MG, Fujita, J & Waggoner, W 2007, Slow control system for the STAR experiment. in 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC. vol. 1, 4436465, pp. 864-865, 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC, Honolulu, HI, United States, 10/27/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436465
Gorbunov Y, Cherney MG, Fujita J, Waggoner W. Slow control system for the STAR experiment. In 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC. Vol. 1. 2007. p. 864-865. 4436465 https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436465
Gorbunov, Y. ; Cherney, Michael G. ; Fujita, J. ; Waggoner, W. / Slow control system for the STAR experiment. 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC. Vol. 1 2007. pp. 864-865
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