Yang, M.*; Kamikubota, Norihiko*; Sato, Kenichi*; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Tajima, Yuto*
Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (ICALEPCS 2021) (Internet), p.927 - 930, 2022/02
Since 2006, the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) timing system has been operated successfully. However, there were some unexpected trigger-failure events, typically missing trigger events, during the operation over 15 years. When a trigger-failure event occurred, it was often tough to find the one with the fault among many suspected modules. To solve the problem more easily, a unique device, triggered scaler, was developed for reading back accelerator signals. The performance of the module has been evaluated in 2018. In 2021, we measured and observed an LLRF signal as the first signal of the read-back system for beam operation. After firmware upgrades of the module, some customized timing read-back systems were developed, and successfully demonstrated as coping strategies for past trigger-failure events. In addition, a future plan to apply the read-back system to other facilities is discussed. More details are given in the paper.
Yang, M.*; Kamikubota, Norihiko*; Tajima, Yuto*; Sato, Kenichi*; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro
Proceedings of 22nd Virtual IEEE Real Time Conference (Internet), 5 Pages, 2020/10
During the operation of J-PARC timing system since 2006, there were a few unexpected trigger-failure events occurred. It was difficult to find the faulty module among many suspicious modules. In order to find such a module easily, a Yokogawa PLC-type triggered scaler module was developed. It can accept the start of J-PARC Main Ring (MR) slow cycle (2.48s/5.2s) signal and the start of rapid cycle (25Hz) signal, which are generated by J-PARC timing system. A scaler in the module counts number of trigger pulses during the J-PARC slow cycle and stores counts in an array. In 2018, the module was tested successfully and the results showed the expected performance. The details of the module and two associated applications will be described in the paper.
Sakai, Kenji; Oi, Motoki; Takada, Hiroshi; Kai, Tetsuya; Nakatani, Takeshi; Kobayashi, Yasuo*; Watanabe, Akihiko*
JAEA-Technology 2018-011, 57 Pages, 2019/01
For safely and efficiently operating a spallation neutron source and a muon target, a general control system (GCS) operates within Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF). GCS administers operation processes and interlocks of many instruments. It consists of several subsystems such as an integral control system (ICS), interlock systems (ILS), shared servers, network system, and timing distribution system (TDS). Although GCS is an independent system that controls the target stations, it works closely with the control systems of the accelerators and other facilities in J-PARC. Since the first beam injection, GCS has operated stably without any serious troubles after modification based on commissioning for operation and control. Then, significant improvements in GCS such as upgrade of ICS by changing its framework software and function enhancement of ILS were proceeded until 2015. In this way, many modifications have been proceeded in the entire GCS during a period of approximately ten years after start of beam operation. Under these situation, it is important to comprehend upgrade history and present status of GCS in order to decide its upgrade plan. This report summarizes outline, structure, roles and functions of GCS in 2017.
Tamura, Fumihiko; Yoshikawa, Hiroshi; Yoshii, Masahito*; Chiba, Junsei*; Kato, Tadahiko*; Takagi, Akira*
Proceedings of 1st Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan and 29th Linear Accelerator Meeting in Japan, p.677 - 679, 2004/08
We describe the overvier of the J-PARC timing system. J-PARC accelerators consists of the linac, the RCS and the MR, which have different repetition rates. The beam destinations of the linac and RCS are different in each pulse. We present the precise timing system which governs the accelerator timing.
Shinozaki, Shinichi; Shimono, Mitsugu; Terakado, Masayuki; Anno, Katsuto; Hiranai, Shinichi; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Ikeda, Yukiharu; Imai, Tsuyoshi; Kasugai, Atsushi; Moriyama, Shinichi; et al.
Proceedings of the 18th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE '99), p.403 - 406, 1999/10
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Nuclear Instruments and Methods, 196(1), p.215 - 218, 1982/00
no abstracts in English