Nuclear Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 30402-030402.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2018.hjs.41.030402


Construct of remote control and monitor system for proton injector based on EPICS

ZHANG Gencan1,2, JIANG Geyang1, LI Deming1, LIU Yonghao1   

  1. 1. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiading Campus, Shanghai 201800, China;
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2017-09-21 Revised:2017-12-19 Online:2018-03-10 Published:2018-03-14

Abstract: [Background] Remote control and monitor system of the proton injector is a key component to guarantee stable beam current output for proton therapy facility, hence building such a system is important to the remote control and debug for Shanghai advanced proton therapy (SAPT) demonstrating facility. [Purpose] This study aims to realize the remote control of proton injector and access the remote control system of the proton injector to the control system of SAPT based on experimental physics and industrial control system (EPICS). [Methods] According to the network communication protocol of the proton injector, Python programing language was applied to implement the remote control system of the proton injector under the Linux system. Meanwhile, Python toolkit PCASpy was adopted to access it to the control system of SAPT based on EPICS. [Results & Conclusion] Working parameters of proton injector can be obtained and modified remotely by this remote control system of the proton injector, it provides a fundamental framework for remote intelligent debugging of the SAPT and monitor the status of the proton injector.

Key words: Proton injector, Python, Remote control system, EPICS

CLC Number: 

  • TL99