Author: Froehlich, L.     [Fröhlich, L.]
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MOA3O02 The Large Scale European XFEL Control System: Overview and Status of the Commissioning 1
  • R. Bacher, A. Aghababyan, P.K. Bartkiewicz, T. Boeckmann, B. Bruns, M.R. Clausen, T. Delfs, P. Duval, L. Fröhlich, W. Gerhardt, C. Gindler, J. Hatje, O. Hensler, J.M. Jäger, R. Kammering, S. Karstensen, H. Keller, V. Kocharyan, O. Korth, A. Labudda, T. Limberg, S.M. Meykopff, M. Möller, J. Penning, A. Petrosyan, G. Petrosyan, L.P. Petrosyan, V. Petrosyan, P. Pototzki, K.R. Rehlich, S. Rettig-Labusga, H.R. Rickens, G. Schlesselmann, B. Schoeneburg, E. Sombrowski, M. Staack, C. Stechmann, J. Szczesny, J. Wilgen, T. Wilksen, H. Wu
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • S. Abeghyan, A. Beckmann, D. Boukhelef, N. Coppola, S.G. Esenov, B. Fernandes, P. Gessler, G. Giambartolomei, S. Hauf, B.C. Heisen, S. Karabekyan, M. Kumar, L.G. Maia, A. Parenti, A. Silenzi, H. Sotoudi Namin, J. Szuba, M. Teichmann, J. Tolkiehn, K. Weger, J. Wiggins, K. Wrona, M. Yakopov, C. Youngman
    XFEL. EU, Hamburg, Germany
  The European XFEL is a 3.4km long X-ray Free Electron Laser in the final construction and commissioning phase in Hamburg. It will produce 27000 bunches per second at 17.5GeV. Early 2015 a first electron beam was produced in the RF-photo-injector and the commissioning of consecutive sections is following during this and next year. The huge number and variety of devices for the accelerator, beam line, experiment, cryogenic and facility systems pose a challenging control task. Multiple systems, including industrial solutions, must be interfaced to each other. The high number of bunches requires a tight time synchronization (down to picoseconds) and high performance data acquisition systems. Fast feedbacks from front-ends, the DAQs and online analysis system with a seamless integration of controls are essential for the accelerator and the initially 6 experimental end stations. It turns out that the European XFEL will be the first installation exceeding 2500 FPGA components in the MicroTCA form factor and will run one of the largest PROFIBUS networks. Many subsystem prototypes are already successfully in operation. An overview and status of the XFEL control system will be given.  
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MOPGF101 High Level Controls for the European XFEL 1
  • L. Fröhlich, B. Beutner, W. Decking, O. Hensler, R. Kammering, T. Limberg, S.M. Meykopff, J. Wilgen
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) will generate extremely short and intense X-ray flashes from the electron beam of a 2.1 km long superconducting linear accelerator. Due to the complexity of the facility and the sheer number of subsystems and components, special emphasis needs to be placed on the automatization of procedures, on the abstraction of machine parameters, and on the development of user-friendly high-level software for the operation of the accelerator. This paper gives an overview of the ongoing work and highlights several new tools and concepts.  
TUD3O04 The Virtual European XFEL Accelerator 1
  • R. Kammering, W. Decking, L. Fröhlich, O. Hensler, T. Limberg, S.M. Meykopff, K.R. Rehlich, V. Rybnikov, J. Wilgen, T. Wilksen
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  The ambitious commissioning plans for the European XFEL require that many of the high-level controls are ready from the beginning. The idea arose to create a virtual environment to carry out such developments and tests in advance, to test interfaces, software in general and the visualisation of the variety of components. Based on the experiences and on the systems that are already in operation at the FLASH facility for several years, such a virtual environment is being created. The system can already simulate most of the key components of the upcoming accelerator. Core of the system is an event synchronized data acquisition system (DAQ). The interfaces of the DAQ system towards the device level, as well as to the high-level side is utilising the same software stack as the production system does. Thus, the software can be developed and used interchangeably between the virtual and the real machine. This allows to test concepts, interfaces and identify problems and errors at an early stage. In this paper the opportunities arising from the operation of such a virtual machine will be presented. The limits in terms of the resulting complexity and physical relationships will also be shown.  
slides icon Slides TUD3O04 [3.225 MB]  
WEPGF006 Magnet Server and Control System Database Infrastructure for the European XFEL 1
  • L. Fröhlich, P.K. Bartkiewicz, M. Walla
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  The linear accelerator of the European XFEL will use more than 1400 individually powered electromagnets for beam guidance and focusing. Front-end servers establish the low-level interface to several types of power supplies, and a middle layer server provides control over physical parameters like field or deflection angle in consideration of the hysteresis curve of the magnet. A relational database system with stringent consistency checks is used to store configuration data. The paper focuses on the functionality and architecture of the middle layer server and gives an overview of the database infrastructure.