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The Large Scale European XFEL Control System: Overview and Status of the Commissioning
EuXFEL staff
Author group:
Advanced Electronics
Detector Development
Undulator Systems
Instrument SCS
IT and Data Management
Control and Analysis Software
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.
Conference information:
15th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems, 2015-10-17 - 2015-10-23, Australia, Melbourne, ICALEPCS 2015


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