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Techniques for increasing the reliability of accelerator control system electronics

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1 Author(s)
Utterback, J. ; Fermi Nat. Accel. Lab., Batavia, IL, USA

As the physical size of modern accelerators becomes larger and larger, the number of required control system circuit boards increases, and the probability of one of those circuit boards failing while in service also increases. In order to do physics, the experimenters need the accelerator to provide beam reliably with as little down time as possible. With the advent of colliding beams physics, reliability becomes even more important due to the fact that a control system failure can cause the loss of painstakingly produced antiprotons. These facts prove the importance of keeping reliability in mind when designing and maintaining accelerator control system electronics

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Particle Accelerator Conference, 1993., Proceedings of the 1993

Date of Conference:

17-20 May 1993