Development of a computer control system for the RCNP ring cyclotron

H. Ogata, T. Yamazaki, A. Ando, K. Hosono, T. Itahashi, I. Katayama, M. Kibayashi, S. Kinjo, M. Kondo, I. Miura, K. Nagayama, T. Noro, T. Saito, A. Shimizu, M. Uraki, M. Maruyama, K. Aoki, S. Yamada, K. Kodaira

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A hierarchically distributed computer control system for the RCNP ring cyclotron is being developed. The control system consists of a central computer and four subcomputers which are linked together by an Ethernet, universal device controllers which control component devices, man-machine interfaces including an operator console and interlock systems. The universal device controller is a standard single-board computer with an 8344 microcontroller and parallel interfaces, and is usually integrated into a component device and connected to a subcomputer by means of an optical-fiber cable to achieve high-speed data transfer. Control sequences for subsystems are easily produced and improved by using an interpreter language named OPELA (OPEration Language for Accelerators). The control system will be installed in March 1990.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


Dive into the research topics of 'Development of a computer control system for the RCNP ring cyclotron'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this