Author: Bassato, G.
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Upgrade to the Control System Based on EPICS for the Beam Transport in SPES Project  
  • M. Montis, G. Bassato, M.G. Giacchini
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  • M.A. Bellato
    INFN- Sez. di Padova, Padova, Italy
  Beam diagnostics and magnet control systems of ALPI-PIAVE accelerators* have been recently upgraded by migrating the control software from a custom solution to EPICS(**,***). While for the diagnostics hardware, based on VME solution, has been left unchanged to reduce the upgrade costs and software has been rewritten from the scratch, the new magnet system has been totally re-implemented using new low cost embedded hardware equipped with custom Linux and EPICS framework. Particular attention has been paid for the Human-Machine Interface realized with Control System Studio framework in order to satisfy the end user requirements from the "look and feel" point of view and, at the same time, exploit all the featured provided from a distributed control system framework like EPICS.