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WEP43 Control Systems of DC Accelerators at KAHVELab controls, electron, proton, GUI 512
  • T.B. Ilhan, A. Caglar, D. Halis
    YTU, Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey
  • A. Adiguzel, S. Oz
    Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • H. Cetinkaya
    Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Kutahya, Turkey
  • E. Elibollar, M.F. Er, A. Inanc, E.V. Ozcan
    Bogazici University, Bebek / Istanbul, Turkey
  • U. Kaya
    Istinye University, Institute of Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
  • A. Ozbey
    IUC, Istanbul, Turkey
  • G. Türemen
    TENMAK-NUKEN, Ankara, Turkey
  • G. Unel
    UCI, Irvine, California, USA
  KAHVE Laboratory has two functional particle sources: thermal electrons and ionized hydrogen. Each of these are followed by DC acceleration sections, for obtaining an electron beam to accelerate electrons MeV energy level and for providing protons to the radio frequency quadrupole accelerator which are being built. So far both systems have keV energy levels. Both systems employ LabVIEW based GUIs to interact with the user and to control and monitor the DC power supplies. The vacuum gauges, turbomolecular pumps, stepper motors and high voltage power supplies are all controlled with PLCs. The equipment under high voltage, are monitored and controlled via Arduino based wifi and bluetooth wireless communication protocols. The proton beamline has additional devices for beam diagnostics which are being commissioned like pepper pot plate, scintillator screen and faraday cup. Both systems are being standardize before MeV energy level for generalize to national labs which are working on detectors and accelerators. We believe such a setup could be a low budget control and readout example for modern small experiments and educational projects.  
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2022-WEP43  
About • Received ※ 11 October 2022 — Revised ※ 18 October 2022 — Accepted ※ 25 October 2022 — Issue date ※ 07 November 2022
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