The detector control system for BABAR

G. Abrams, S. Allison, P. Anthony, D. Kirkby, S. Lewis, C. Lionberger, T. Meyer, K. Morandin, J. Olsen, P. Paolucci, G. Vasileiadis, G. Zioulas

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Abstract

The hardware/software system for the control of the BABAR detector at PEP-II is described. The contributions of a large and diverse collaboration were channeled into a standard hardware selection (VME crate, embedded CPU, fieldbus, etc.) and a uniform software environment, EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System). These choices, with a judicious naming convention in place, allowed a distributed and modular development of the control system, which was then integrated within the Online System in the Interaction Hall. The design of the software to complement the EPICS layer is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSANTA FE 1999 - 11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference, Conference Record, RT 1999
EditorsStuart C. Schaller
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages182-186
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)078035463X, 9780780354630
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference - Computer Applications in Nuclear Particle and Plasma Physics, RT 1999 - Santa Fe, United States
Duration: Jun 14 1999Jun 18 1999

Publication series

NameSANTA FE 1999 - 11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference, Conference Record, RT 1999

Conference

Conference11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference - Computer Applications in Nuclear Particle and Plasma Physics, RT 1999
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe
Period6/14/996/18/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Abrams, G., Allison, S., Anthony, P., Kirkby, D., Lewis, S., Lionberger, C., Meyer, T., Morandin, K., Olsen, J., Paolucci, P., Vasileiadis, G., & Zioulas, G. (1999). The detector control system for BABAR. In S. C. Schaller (Ed.), SANTA FE 1999 - 11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference, Conference Record, RT 1999 (pp. 182-186). [842598] (SANTA FE 1999 - 11th IEEE NPSS Real Time Conference, Conference Record, RT 1999). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/RTCON.1999.842598