Nuclear Techniques ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 10403-010403.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2015.hjs.38.010403


Design and implementation of high-speed data transmission system for the heavy ion therapy accelerator

YANG Fan1,2 LI Guihua2 YANG Guiqin1 ZHANG Zhijing1,2   

  1. 1(Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou 730070, China) 2(Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China)
  • Received:2014-09-10 Revised:2014-11-05 Online:2015-01-10 Published:2015-01-07

Abstract: Background: Heavy ion therapy accelerator is introduced to reconstruct a dedicated synchrotron for medical treatment based on HIRFL-CSR (Heavy Ion Research Facility in Lanzhou-Cooling Storage Ring). Synchronous transmission of HIRFL-CSR uses the 400 kHz baseband signal with optical fiber. Purpose: The bandwidth and reliability of heavy ion therapy accelerator need to be improved for practical application. Methods: Differential phase shift keying (DPSK) modulation and demodulation method has been adopted, combined with the parity check, BCH codec, scrambling and frame synchronization system, to improve the reliability of system. Further improvement on both hardware and software implementation is taken to avoid any error in transmission process. Results: Experimental results show that the error times reduced to zero by using two boards to send and receive data. It is proved that the system can transmit data correctly and effectively. Conclusion: The system can accurately finish the data transmission with high reliability for the high-speed data transmission system of the heavy ion therapy accelerator. It has been directly applied to the scene of the heavy ion therapy accelerator.

Key words: Heavy ion therapy accelerator, Data transmission, DPSK (Differential Phase Shift Keying) modulation and demodulation, Phase change point, FPGA