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TOTEM DCS Glossary

The TOTEM DCS Glossary is an alphabetic list of definitions of concepts, acronyms and systems relevant for the Detector Control System of the TOTEM experiment. It is open for corrections, updates and new contributions.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


See also:

A

Applicom
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B

BIC
Beam Interlock Controller; 16 Beam Interlock Controllers (BIC) are installed in LHC, one to the left and one to the right of each Insertion Region (IR).
BIS
Beam Interlock System of the LHC
BPM
Beam Position Monitors
BridgeVIEW
NI product ???

C

CAEN
-
CAEN Easy
-
CAN
a Fieldbus (USB-CAN interface available)
CCC
CERN Control Center
CC-PC
credit card PC. A PC with an smartcard reader.
CIBU
Control Interlock Beam User Interfaces
CMF
configuration and management system for windows machines, IT service
http://winservices-cmf.web.cern.ch/winservices-cmf
CNIC
Computing and Network Infrastructure for Controls, a CERN working group
https://uimon.cern.ch/twiki/bin/viewauth/CNIC/WebHome
CRA
new Computer Account Management interface from IT
CMW
Common MiddleWAre, an interface for the communication between FESA and PVSS, developed by AT/CO

D

DAQ
Data AQuisition system
DCS
Detector Control System, to avoid confusion, do not use this acronym for Distributed Control System
DIM
Distributed Information Management system protocol, originally from DELPHI
DIP
Data Interchange Protocol
DSS
Detector Safety System

E

ECS
Experiment Control System, includes DCS
EDMS
Engineering and Equipment Data Management System, a CERN system for project support
https://edms.cern.ch/cedar/plsql/cedarw.site_home
this acronym is quite flexible, and can stand for Engineering Document Management System, and several other variants
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDMS
ELMB
Embedded Local Monitor Board, a joint CERN-NIKHEF development
EN
Experiment network, one for each LHC experiment
ETM
Austrian process control company, providers of PVSS
http://www.etm.at/index_e.asp
Ethernet
-

F

FESA
LHC control middleware, a CERN development
Fieldbus
an industrial network system for real-time distributed control such as PROFIBUS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieldbus
FPGA
a field programmable gate array (FPGA) is a semiconductor device containing programmable logic components and programmable interconnects
Framework
integrated PVSS-based set of guidelines and software tools which is used by Developers of the Control System to develop their part of the Control System application.
http://itcobe.web.cern.ch/itcobe/Projects/Framework/welcome.html
FSM
Finite State Machine, a behavioral abstraction for systems
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite_state_machine
FW
see Framework

G

GIF
Gamma Irradiation Facility
GCS
Gas Control System (for LHC experiments)
GPN
General Purpose Network

H

HMI
Human Machine Interface

I

J

JCOP
Joint COntrols Project (CERN) to provide DCS solutions for LHC experiments based in IT/CO
http://itco.web.cern.ch/itco/Projects-Services/JCOP/welcome.ht
JIRA
A project management & tracking web solution used by IT, AB-CO and now also by big.brother

K

L

LabVIEW
a popular software platform by NI

M

N

NI
software house, provider of LabVIEW

O

OPC
OLE for Process Control, a client-server MS protocol for automation
http://www.opcfoundation.org/Default.aspx/01_about/01_whatis.asp

P

Panorama
-
PCI
-
Python
An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, open-source programming languange
PLC
Programmable Logic Controller, a small, dedicated computer used to automate and control mechanical effort
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmable_logic_controller
PROFIBUS
a fieldbus, created by a consortium of industries
http://www.profibus.com/pb
PVSS II
process visualization and control system II (German acronym)
an HMI/SCADA system provided by ETM A.G., an Austrian automation company
http://www.etm.at/index_e.asp?id=2&sb1=6
PXI
PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) is a rugged PC-based platform for measurement and automation systems.

Q

Qt
a GUI software toolkit/widget-kit
Quattor
configuration and management system for linux machines
http://quattor.web.cern.ch/quattor

R

RAIMA
database manager combining pointer and relational data navigation

S

SCADA
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, generic industry acronym
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCADA
PVSS is a SCADA system provided by ETM A.G., an Austrian company
Schneider
a PLC provider
SIEMENS
a PLC provider
Simatic
system for SIEMENS PLCs
SPECS
Serial protocol for Experiment Control Systems (electrical) from Orsay

T

TN
Technical Network

U

UML
The Unified Modeling Language is OMG's most-used specification, and the way the world models not only application structure, behavior, and architecture, but also business process and data structure. http://www.uml.org/
UNICOS
the new cryogenics controls for LHC

V

W

WAGO
connectors and more
Wiener
provider of low-voltage power supplies

X

Y

Z


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