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MARCO- Models of Accelerators and Rings to Commission and Operate

By L. Catani, G. Di Pirro, C. Milardi, A. Stecchi, L. Trasatti and M. J. Lee


MARCO is a knowledge-based user interface for commissioning and operating modem accelerators and storage rings. Its purpose is to provide a model-referenced graphical interface system between the users and the machine. It allows access to modeling and simulation codes that are used in the design of the machine. It can be used to predict he effects of a change of parameters on the beam, or to compare the predicted with the measured effects. The design and prototype development of MARCO using HyperCard will be described in this paper. I. DESIGN CODES Two types of programs are used in machine design: (1) Lattice Modeling- to define the location and strength of the beamline lements in order to obtain the desired lattice function values (e.g., the transport matrix and the Twiss parameter values). Examples of the Lattice calculation programs are COMFORT[l], LEDA[21, etc. (2) Error Simulation- to find the location or the strength of the beam monitors and correctors to change the beam errors (e.g., the beam trajectory and shape). Examples of the Correction programs are RESOLVE[3], etc. MARCO is an attempt o build a common graphical and interactive user interface to these programs, hiding the complexity of the many existing input-output data formats. The integration of such a tool in the control environment of an accelerator will greatly enhance the possibility of understanding and predicting machine behaviour for the operators, during both commissioning and normal operation

Topics: Lattice Modeling and Error Simulation. Using these
Year: 2016
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