- Dietmar Mann (Schroff GmbH)
Mr Christian Schmidt (DESY)
Since 2011 several facilities within DESY have been upgraded with a MicroTCA.4 based LLRF system. This includes FLASH, RAGAE, PITZ and the XFEL injector. These systems are in permanent operation and provide high quality RF regulation system to its users. This talk summarizes the activities ongoing and the future upgrades, as well as the operational experiences and lessons learned from failures.
Dr Martin Konrad (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams)
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is planning to use MTCA.4-compatible hardware for several systems. This talk presents the status of the development of these applications. A cornerstone of this approach is our general purpose FPGA board which has been developed for modular applications in MTCA.4 chassis as well as low-cost pizza box devices. We will also present an open-source application...
Dr Takemasa MASUDA (JASRI/SPring-8)
We have evaluated MicroTCA as a candidate of the next-generation front-end controller since 2011. As the first application, we have developed a MicroTCA-based image processing system for electron beam diagnostics of the SPring-8 accelerators. In order to realize rapid development, it was built with commercial off-the-shelf products such as a Camera Link FMC, an FPGA AMC with FMC slot and a...
Mr Piotr Miedzik (GSI)
GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research is developing a BPM system for CRYRING@ESR - the heavy ion storage ring formerly located at Stockholm University. The base platform in AMC/MicroTCA.4 and ANSI/VITA FMC form factors was developed by Warsaw University of Technology and is being modified deeply by GSI to include FESA and WhiteRabbit support. This presentation describes the...
Dr Woongryol Lee (National Fusion Research Institute)
The KSTAR device is a medium-size, D-shaped tokamak with the major machine parameters of R = 1.8m, a = 0.5m, B = 3.5T, Ip = 2 MA, κx = 2.0 and δx = 0.8. Its main research goal is to demonstrate the steady-state operation in the high-performance, advanced tokamak (AT) modes. The KSTAR Integrated Control System (KICS) is composed of various heterogeneous controllers, and it is a networked-based...
Mr Bruno Fernandes (European XFEL)
The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser facility (European XFEL) will generate intense ultra short coherent X-Ray flashes spaced by 220 ns and each with a width of less than 100 femtoseconds. They are group into trains of up to 2700 pulses within 600 us with a 10 Hz repetition rate. Bandwidths of 10 GBytes of data per second are expected from upcoming 2D pixel detectors, while other detector...