I was a project leader of the powering work package for the new Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) ring at CERN for almost 4 years. In “Part 3” I summarize the task and present challenges associated with managing a complex activity in an international environment.
Software enhancements and modern monitoring solutions for a large-scale, high-availability distributed control systems at CERN
My mandate as a site reliability engineer and senior software engineer at CERN is to maintain C++ real-time software for a large-scale, distributed control systems for 2500+ power converters running 24/7 operations. In the article I describe software enhancements and monitoring solutions I have implemented, as well as their impact on the CERN accelerators operation team and on-call service.
I have been a project leader of the powering work package for the new Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) ring at CERN since 2014. In “Part 2” I describe the scope of the powering work package for the ELENA project at CERN and present its installation and commissioning phases. The start up of the main magnetic system is also covered.
As a technical leader of a project, I was responsible for the design and development of a distributed control system for the power converters. The main purpose of the activity was to provide the ability to remotely control the equipment connected to Siemens S7 modular PLC controllers, as well as create a unified and secure software interface to integrate the devices with CERN accelerator controls.
I have been a project leader of the powering work package for the new Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) ring at CERN since 2014. In “Part 1” I explain the motivation behind the ELENA project and present technical details of the future decelerator machine in the Antimatter Factory at CERN.