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will describe the applications to control and monitor the TASCA experiments.
subproject will develop an LabVIEW 8.6.1 ARM7- or FPGA-based replacement for the ARFA µController. Sources can be found in our Subversion repository
or most recent here
LabVIEW 2009 based Beam Control application on KCPC068. It was redesigned by J.P. Omtvedt to better reflect needs during experiments in spring/summer 2011. There currently is a discussion about more compartmentalized organisation of the safety and monitoring tasks in this program and the FPGA based Beam Monitor. Subversion repository
. Ask HolgerBrand
for details. (BeamControlImages
The beam intensity must be continuously monitored. An interlock will be set (to activate the beam chopper) in case the intensity exceeds a configurable limit. (BeamMonitorImages
The application is based on LabVIEW 8.6.1 FPGA. Sources can be found in our Subversion repository
ported this application to LabVIEW
2009,and repladed the intensitiy trending chart with a histogram. It has not been tested yet. Subversion repository
The LabVIEW 7.1 based Slit Control application was reengineered and upgraded to LabVIEW 2009. The sources can be found in our Subversion repository
. Subversion revision 5643 refers to Release 22.214.171.124. Ask HolgerBrand
for details. (SlitControlImages
This subproject deprecated!
It is replaced by and integrated in the Target Wheel Control.
Target Wheel Control
The TASCA target wheel must synchronized with the HEAG power frequency. The new development of this controls part is described in TargetWheelControl
The vacuum consists of two parts.
- Already existing is the monitoring and logging of pressures as well as configuration of thresholds etc.
- The other part about to be deveveloped is the control of valves and beam diagnostics.
This LabVIEW 8.5 based application is used to monitor pressures measured with six Pfeiffer TPG300 devices. Pressure data becomes stored on disc for data and postmortem analysis. Pressure limits can be configured to switch correesponding relay contacts. Sources can be found in our Subversion repository
ported this application to LabVIEW 2009. It has not been tested yet.
becomes implementes using LVRT on Compact-Fieldpoint. It monitors pressure status and valve and beam diagnostics status. It also checks for valid conditions before performing user change requests like moving a valve or a beam diagnostic element.
TASCA Gas Control (MKS)
The gas or gas-mixture inside TASCA is controlled by a MKS box to which sensors and controllers are physically attached. A LabView
control program, originally written by Karsten Opel (UiO
), monitors the gas-flows into and pressure in TASCA. It also allows users to select control mode, gas-mixture, flow rates and pressure from a PC (KCPC071) in the Measurement station (instead of directly on the MKS box in the electronics room). See TASCAGasControlOct2011
for more information.
Rotating Multi Analyzer (ROMA)
project is deffered to unknown future.
- 08 Sep 2009