Myrrha control system development

Dirk Vandeplassche, Jorik Belmans, Philippe Della Faille, Robert Modic, Tilen Zagar, Miroslav Pavleski

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    MYRRHA ADS (Accelerator Driven System), the prototype of a nuclear reactor driven by a particle accelerator, is being realized through a staged approach. This paper will explore the Control System (CS) strategy for the current stage of the accelerator R&D, where the goal is injector for the energies up to 5.9 MeV. Accelerator components are being delivered within international semi-industrial partnerships. Currently the RFQ, MYRRHA's first RF structure, is being introduced. It will be followed by the first Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT1) and several normal-conducting CH cavities. As the portfolio and number of devices and systems grows there is increased push towards standardization of integration procedures, interfaces to system-wide services, configuration management. Several partners provide components with varying level of vertical integration. The responsibility of the Control System integrator is therefore shifting towards provision of integration guidelines, configuration and deployment of central services and management tools, training to the contributing developers, help with specifications and requirements, quality insurance and acceptance criteria.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th international particle accelerator conference - IPAC2018
    PublisherJACoW Publishing
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9783954501847
    StatePublished - 3 May 2018
    Event2018 - IPAC'18: 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference - JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
    Duration: 30 Apr 20184 May 2018


    Conference2018 - IPAC'18
    CityVancouver, BC
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