MYRRHA DAQ development

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  • Cosylab
  • SCK•CEN - Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire

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We have implemented a generic Data Acquisition (DAQ) solution for the MYRRHA test stand at Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). The work was motivated by the need for better sampling performance, signal quality, arbitrary processing and storage of measurements. A full integration of the DAQ system into the global EPICS control environment was a strong requirement. An intermediate DAQ platform was put in place to satisfy the control and experiment needs. The NI PXI platform was selected to minimize integration and development effort. National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW is used to create a generic DAQ application and the CALab library, supported by DESY, is used to connect LabVIEW and EPICS. A Control System Studio GUI provides the user with the necessary control, visualization and configuration capability. The technical and organizational approach to the collaboration will be detailed in the paper, as well as the necessary customizations of CSS and CALab and experience of using NI PXI for a DAQ platform.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationIPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-208-0
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019
Event2019 - IPAC: 10th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Melbourne convention & exhibition centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 May 201924 May 2019


Conference2019 - IPAC
Abbreviated titleIPAC2019
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  • EPICS, Data acquisition, Labview

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