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This is a page to start listing, conceptualizing, and describing the set of engineering tools that will be required for the APS Upgrade MBA.

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Machine Design/Development/Installation:

  • Naming Convention (components and PVs) and tools to promote compliance
  • DAQ Services (acquisition, data management, analysis toolkit)
    • How to accommodate "slow data" needed with fast acquisition
  • Component Database (CDB)
    • component  catalogue, component tracking, machine design, installed equipment, travellers ...
    • Tablet app for relocating components, uploading travellers, etc
  • Technical Systems Data Management 

    • Magnet measurement data, calibration data (power supplies, BPMs, etc), BPM configuration, ...

    • Data catalogue
    • APIs to other toolkits (e.g. Matlab, Octave, python)
  • Engineering Electronic Logbook(s)
  • Simulation of technical subsystems for IOC, display, script development
    • Look into pyDevSup ( ): a python API for writing EPICS device support.
    • Start with RTFB simulation, then move to MBA
    • Need a Virtual MBA (compared with the Virtual LINAC)
  • Tools to auto-generate EPICS databases (from the CDB) (and engineering displays?)
    • Includes Naming Derivation Tool that names PVs appropriately
  • Process Variable/Channel Finder
  • Simulation of accelerator (elagant driven) for physics application development
  • Easy to use datalogger for teststands and laboratory tests
  • Configuration management of all deployed software (update of our current procedures)
    • Includes embedded software and FPGA source
  • IOC administration guildelines using procServ (tech-talk message of 3/16/15 from
  • scripts for expedient work (e.g. daqapps)

Not-so High-Level:

  • real-time linux distribution for microTCA, soft IOCs, ...

Machine Checkout/Startup:

  • Technical Equipment Checkout/Test Scripts/Tools
  • Injection Orchestration (bunch replacement)
  • BPM/Orbit server
    • knows about BPM configuration, returns arrays accordingly
  • PS Synchronous Setpoints (conditioning, synchronous adjustments)
  • Fault Analysis (includes identifying suspicious components, responsible group)
  • Background performance monitoring and process/services/IOC monitoring (look for abnormal conditions before they cause a fault)
  • caput log (to tell who did what). See
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