Automation tools in the software development of the TOTEM detector control system

Ivan Atannasov, Fernando Lucas Rodriguez, Paolo Palazzi, Federico Ravotti, Sami Stöckell, Janos Sziklai, Ville Tulimaki

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Abstract

The TOTEM experiment at the CERN LHC consists of three different subdetectors. Its Detector Control System (DCS) is built with the industry-supplied PVSS system and extended with components developed at CERN through the Joint Controls Project (JCOP). In view of minimizing the development effort and improving reliability, the TOTEM DCS team has developed various technologies to automate the software development process to a large extent. A unified automatic development for all the three subde-tectors of the experiment saves time, produces more reliable software, and makes maintenance less expensive. The automation process described here may be reused in other industrial automation applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
Pages327-332
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2010Nov 6 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

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Keywords

  • CERN
  • Detector Control System
  • Finite State Machine
  • LHC
  • TOTEM
  • automation
  • heuristics
  • naming scheme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Atannasov, I., Rodriguez, F. L., Palazzi, P., Ravotti, F., Stöckell, S., Sziklai, J., & Tulimaki, V. (2010). Automation tools in the software development of the TOTEM detector control system. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 (pp. 327-332). [5873774] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5873774