The Laser MegaJoule Facility: Control System Status Report

Hugues Durandeau, Matilla, ÓScar (Ed.), FernáNdez, David (Ed.), Costa, Isidre (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.)
2018
The Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) is a 176-beam laser facility, located at the CEA CESTA Laboratory near Bordeaux (France). It is designed to deliver about 1.4 MJ of energy to targets, for high energy density physics experiments, including fusion experiments. The first 8-beams bundle was operated in October 2014 and a new bundle was commissioned in October 2016. The next two bundles are on their way. There are three steps for the validation of a new bundle and its integration to the existing control
more » ... existing control system. The first step is to verify the ability of every command control subsystems to drive the new bundle using a secondary independent supervisory. It is performed from a dedicated integration control room. The second is to switch the bundle to the main operations control room supervisory. At this stage, we perform the global system tests to validate the commissioning of the new bundle. In this paper we focus on the switch of a new bundle from the integration control room to the main operations control room. We have to connect all equipment controllers of the bundle to the operations network and update the Facility Configuration Management.
doi:10.18429/jacow-icalepcs2017-frapl06 fatcat:7b6wdyajuzfn5jz7ouj4mv5dvi