The Lansce Rice control system upgrade

M. Oothoudt, S. Schaller, E. Bjorklund, M. Burns, G. Carr, J. Faucett, D. Hayden, M. Lusk, R. Merl, J. Porter, J. Reynolds, D. Romero (+1 others)
Proceedings of the 2003 Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37440)  
The LANSCE (Los Alamos Neutron Science Center) control system upgrade program continues with the impending replacement of the RICE (Remote Instrumentation and Control Equipment) subsystem. The RICE subsystem upgrade is a challenge because of its technology (late 1960's), number of channels (>10,000), and unique characteristics (all-modules data takes, timed/flavored data takes). The plan is to replace at least the non-timed data and the command portions of the subsystem with Programmable Logic
more » ... ontrollers (PLCs). We discuss motivations, technological challenges, proofof-principle, and planning. The boundary condition, as usual, is that we must implement these major changes on a running accelerator.
doi:10.1109/pac.2003.1289116 fatcat:u2tic4lvojgplmah76ubtmakgy